46955

Sigma-Aldrich

Fluorescein

for fluorescence, free acid

Synonym(s):
Acid Yellow 73
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C20H12O5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
332.31
Colour Index Number:
45350
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
94324
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.32
Pricing and availability is not currently available.

Quality Level

grade

for fluorescence

application(s)

titration: suitable

fluorescence

λex 490 nm; λem 514 nm in 0.1 M Tris pH 8.0

suitability

suitable for fluorescence

SMILES string

Oc1ccc2c(Oc3cc(O)ccc3C24OC(=O)c5ccccc45)c1

InChI

1S/C20H12O5/c21-11-5-7-15-17(9-11)24-18-10-12(22)6-8-16(18)20(15)14-4-2-1-3-13(14)19(23)25-20/h1-10,21-22H

InChI key

GNBHRKFJIUUOQI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... PTPN1(5770), PTPRF(5792)

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General description

Fluorescein dye is the most commonly used fluorescent probe. It is used to stain epithelial defects and analyse the integrity of corneal epithelium. Fluorescein is used in the diagnosis of corneal perforation. Oral or intravenous fluorescein is used in fluorescein angiography to detect diabetic retinopathy and choroidal neovascular membrane.

Application

Fluorescein has been used:
  • in the permeability assay of Caco-2 cells
  • to test its suitability to serve as lifetime fluorescence standards
  • as a fluorophore for the fast recovery of fluorescence peaks and fluorophore concentration in the presence of hemoglobin
  • as a fluorescent probe in oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay

Pictograms

Exclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Hazard Codes

Xi

Risk Statement

36

Safety Statement

26

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is Product 46955, Fluorescein, soluble in?

    According to the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry : 13th Edition, Fluorescein is soluble in hot alcohol and glacial acetic acid. Also, it is soluble in alkali hydroxides or carbonates. This product is insoluble in water, benzene, chloroform and ether.

  4. How should Product 46955, Fluorescein, be stored?

    We recommend storing this product at room temperature.

  5. What is the dye content of Product 46955, Fluorescein?

    According to our supplier, the dye content of pure Fluorescein is a minimum of 90%. We do not test the purity of this product since it is not one of our specifications.

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