suitable for fluorescence, ≥98.0% (HPLC)

2,4-Diphenyl-2-methoxy-3(2H)-furanone, MDPF
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≥98.0% (HPLC)


λex 384 nm; λem 472 nm in acetonitrile (after derivatization with hexylamine)


suitable for fluorescence

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2-Methoxy-2,4-diphenyl-3(2H)-furanone (MDPF) is used as a fluorescence reagent to derivatize primary and secondary amines on molecules such as proteins. MDPF derivatized molecules can be detected during analytical and separation procedures including chromatography, electrophoresis and zymography.

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Reagent for the derivatization of primary and secondary amines for HPLC; highly fluorescent derivatives are formed; Pre-column derivatization of amines; Fluorescent labeling of proteins before SDS-PAGE


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Target Organs

Respiratory system

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Certificate of Analysis
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R C Schaeffer et al.
International journal of microcirculation, clinical and experimental, 11(2), 181-201 (1992-05-11)
We studied the macromolecular size-selective transport characteristics of polycarbonate (PC) filters with defined pore radius (rp; 15,000 to 400 A) as well as 2,000 A rp PC filter-bovine pulmonary artery endothelial cell (EC) monolayer sandwich under zero hydrostatic pressure conditions...
S K Williams et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 120(2), 157-162 (1984-08-01)
The transport of proteins across continuous capillary endothelium is believed to be mediated by micropinocytic vesicles which shuttle molecules between the lumenal and abluminal plasma membrane. We have studied the ability of capillary endothelial cells isolated from rat epididymal fat...
F J Alba et al.
Electrophoresis, 19(14), 2407-2411 (1998-11-20)
The fluorogenic dye 2-methoxy-2,4-diphenyl-3(2H)-furanone (MDPF) has been used for the detection of total protein patterns on polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membranes. Fluorescent staining of protein bands on membranes with this covalent dye is completed in 20 min. Wet membranes are translucent...
P Jackson et al.
Electrophoresis, 9(7), 330-339 (1988-07-01)
A new method for visualising proteins in two-dimensional polyacrylamide gels was developed. Proteins were labelled with the fluorophore 2-methoxy-2,4-diphenyl-3(2H)furanone (MDPF) while present in the first-dimensional gel after isoelectric focusing and subsequently electrophoresed into the second-dimensional gel. High resolution spot patterns...
B W Falk et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 144(2), 537-541 (1985-02-01)
Fluorescent labeling of proteins was found to be a very sensitive and reliable alternative to conventional methods for monitoring proteins on Western blots. Proteins were labeled with 2-methoxy-2,4-diphenyl-3(2H)-furanone (MDPF) before SDS-PAGE. After electrophoresis and subsequent electro-blotting the fluorescent-labeled proteins were...

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