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3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine

≥99%

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

Quality Level

Assay

≥99%

form

powder

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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powder

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powder

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solid

mp

168-171 °C (lit.)

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166-171 °C, 168-171 °C (lit.)

mp

168-171 °C (lit.)

mp

166-170 °C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

15-25°C

General description

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine is a peroxidase sensitive dye. It is a better alternative to syringaldazine for the determination of chlorine in water due to its product stability and no interference from calcium and magnesium ions.

Application

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.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 4 - Carc. 2

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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