Dye content 90 %

2-[2-[2-Chloro-3-[2-[1,3-dihydro-3,3-dimethyl-1-(4-sulfobutyl)-2H-indol-2-ylidene]-ethylidene]-1-cyclohexen-1-yl]-ethenyl]-3,3-dimethyl-1-(4-sulfobutyl)-3H-indolium hydroxide, inner salt sodium salt
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Dye content, 90%

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209-212 °C (lit.)


782 nm

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General description

IR-783 is a near-infrared (NIR) dye with an extinction coefficient of 157000 M−1cm−1 and quantum yield of 0.11. Its excitation wavelength is in the range of 768-784 nm in saline.


IR-783 can be used as a starting material in the synthesis of IR-808 dye for biological applications. It can also be used in the formation of NIR fluorescent human serum albumin nanoparticles for the detection of a tumor. It finds potential usage as a contrasting agent for the multimodal in vivo imaging.


250 mg in glass bottle

Features and Benefits

Water soluble, laser and near-IR dye

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Certificate of Origin

Guanjun Deng et al.
Theranostics, 8(15), 4116-4128 (2018-08-22)
Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging has relied on fluorophores that emit in the 700-900 nm NIR-Ia or 1,000-1,700 nm NIR-II window for generating deep-tissue images. Up until now, there have been few fluorophores developed for the 900-1,000 nm NIR-Ib window. This...
Markedly enhanced up-conversion luminescence by combining IR-808 dye sensitization and core-shell-shell structures
Xu J, et al.
Dalton Transactions, 46(5), 1495-1501 (2017)
2-[2-[2-Chloro-3-[2-[1, 3-dihydro-3, 3-dimethyl-1-(4-sulfobutyl)-2H-indol-2-ylidene]-ethylidene]-1-cyclohexen-1-yl]-ethenyl]-3, 3-dimethyl-1-(4-sulfobutyl)-3H-indolium
Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) (2010)
Synthesis and characterization of near IR fluorescent albumin nanoparticles for optical detection of colon cancer
Cohen S, et al.
Materials Science and Engineering, C, 33(2), 923-931 (2013)
Multimeric near IR-MR contrast agent for multimodal in vivo imaging
Harrison VSR, et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(28), 9108-9116 (2015)
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