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T5525

Sigma-Aldrich

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine

tablet, 1 mg substrate per tablet

Synonym(s):
TMB substrate, TMB, Sure Blue TMB, BM blue, TMB Blotting Plus
Linear Formula:
[-C6H2(CH3)2-4-NH2]2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
240.34
Beilstein:
2808541
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.83

Quality Level

form

tablet

mp

168-171 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

Cc1cc(cc(C)c1N)-c2cc(C)c(N)c(C)c2

InChI

1S/C16H20N2/c1-9-5-13(6-10(2)15(9)17)14-7-11(3)16(18)12(4)8-14/h5-8H,17-18H2,1-4H3

InChI key

UAIUNKRWKOVEES-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine has been used as a substrate in competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and indirect ELISA.
3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) is a noncarcinogenic substitute (Ames test negative) for benzidine suitable as peroxidase substrate for use in ELISA procedures. The substrate produces a soluble end product that is pale blue in color and can be read spectrophotometrically at 370 or 620-650 nm. The TMB reaction may be stopped with 2 M H2SO4 (resulting in a yellow color), and read at 450 nm. A sensitive and specific reagent for the detection of blood, assay of hemoglobin, assay of peroxidases.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Articles

Colorimetric Alkaline Phosphatase and Peroxidase Substrate Detection Systems

Nitroblue Tetrazolium (NBT) is used with the alkaline phosphatase substrate 5-Bromo- 4-Chloro-3-Indolyl Phosphate (BCIP) in western blotting and immunohistological staining procedures. These substrate systems produce an insoluble NBT diformazan end product that is blue to purple in color and can be observed visually.

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