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Bactident Kovac′s Indole reagent

Available in a practical dropper bottle, for Escherichia coli

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Synonym(s):
4-(Dimethylamino)benzaldehyde solution, Indole reagent according to Kovac, Indole reagent, Indole test reagent

Quality Level

form

liquid (ready-to-use)

shelf life

210 days

feature

ready-to-use

composition

(n-Butanol; Hydrochloric acid; 4 dimethylaminobenzaldehyde)

packaging

pkg of (1 x 30 ml, Plastic bottle)

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable

pH

<1 (20 °C in H2O)

transition temp

flash point 36 °C

density

0.92 g/cm3 at 20 °C

application(s)

environmental
food and beverages

compatibility

Bactident E. coli 1.13303

storage temp.

2-8°C

suitability

Enterobacter spp.
Escherichia coli

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composition

(n-Butanol; Hydrochloric acid; 4 dimethylaminobenzaldehyde)

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packaging

pkg of (1 x 30 ml, Plastic bottle)

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pkg of 100 mL

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pkg of 25 strips

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technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable

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microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable

General description

Kovac′s reagent is a biochemical reagent composed of n-Butanol, hydrochloric acid, and 4-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde. It is used for the detection of indole producing microorganisms. Tryptophan is abundant in trypticalle digested peptone. Some microorganisms can cleave tryptophan to give pyruvic acid, ammonia, and indole. Indole then reacts with 4-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde to form a dark red dye. As tryptophan also gives a color reaction with 4 dimethylaminobenzaldehyde, it must be separated from the indole. This is achieved by selectively extracting indole with butanol.

Application

Bactident Kovac′s Indole reagent is used for the detection of indole producing microorganisms in food and beverages, and environmental samples. This is suitable for the identification of E. coli.

Linkage

Replaces: 1.11350.0007

Analysis Note

Indole formation
- Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 (WDCM 00013):
+
- Proteus vulgaris ATCC 8427: +
- Enterobacter aerogenes ATCC 13048: -
Incubation: 24 hrs.; 35 °C; aerobic.
Reference: DEV-Tryptophan broth.

Legal Information

BACTIDENT is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class

3 - Flammable liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

96.8 °F

flash_point_c

36 °C


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