01673

Sigma-Aldrich

Acriflavine

BioReagent, suitable for fluorescence, ≥90% (AT)

Synonym(s):
3,6-Diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride mixt. with 3,6-diaminoacridine (proflavine), Euflavine, Trypaflavine Neutral
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C14H14ClN3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
259.73
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.32

Quality Level

product line

BioReagent

assay

≥90% (AT)

composition

Sum of components 3,6-diaminoacridinium chloride and 3,6-diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride, ≥70% HPLC

solubility

H2O: 0.33 g/mL (lit.)(lit.)

fluorescence

λex 463 nm; λem 490 nm in ethanol

suitability

suitable for fluorescence

SMILES string

[Cl-].Nc1ccc2cc3ccc(N)cc3nc2c1.C[n+]4c5cc(N)ccc5cc6ccc(N)cc46

InChI

1S/C14H13N3.C13H11N3.ClH/c1-17-13-7-11(15)4-2-9(13)6-10-3-5-12(16)8-14(10)17;14-10-3-1-8-5-9-2-4-11(15)7-13(9)16-12(8)6-10;/h2-8H,1H3,(H3,15,16);1-7H,14-15H2;1H

InChI key

PEJLNXHANOHNSU-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Acriflavine is used to fluorescently label high molecular weight RNA molecules .
Excitation and emission wavelengths in various solvents :
  • Methanol: λex = 424 nm; λem = 518 nm
  • Ethanol: λex = 426 nm; λem = 524 nm
  • Propanol: λex = 430 nm; λem = 512 nm
  • Butanol: λex = 430 nm; λem = 526 nm
  • Formamide: λex = 434 nm; λem = 524 nm
  • Glycerol: λex = 432 nm; λem = 540 nm
  • Water: λex = 416 nm; λem = 514 nm

Insoluble in ether, chloroform, and fixed oils. Utilized in fluorescence steady state measurements as a donor molecule (when paired with rhodamine 6G as the acceptor) to function as a pH sensor .

Other Notes

DNA fluorochrome. Application in dual fluorescence analysis of cellular DNA and protein simultaneously

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

UN 3077 9 / PGIII

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
M Stöhr et al.
Stain technology, 53(4), 205-215 (1978-07-01)
Eight fluorescent dye combinations for simultaneous DNA-protein staining have been evaluated spectroscopically and flow microfluorometrically: propidium iodide (PI) with fluoresceinisothiocyanate (FITC), fluorescamine (FC), and dansylchloride (DANS); diamidinophenylindole (DAPII) with sulphorhodamin (SR101), tetramethylrhodamin isothiocyanate (TRITC), and nitrobenzodiazole (NBD); acriflavine (AF) with...
Zheqing Cai et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(43), 17462-17467 (2013-10-09)
Both preclinical and clinical studies suggest that brief cycles of ischemia and reperfusion in the arm or leg may protect the heart against injury following prolonged coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion, a phenomenon known as remote ischemic preconditioning. Recent studies...
Jessica E S Shay et al.
Carcinogenesis, 35(5), 1067-1077 (2014-01-11)
Hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) accumulate in both neoplastic and inflammatory cells within the tumor microenvironment and impact the progression of a variety of diseases, including colorectal cancer. Pharmacological HIF inhibition represents a novel therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment. We show here...
Ivan Gusarov et al.
Science (New York, N.Y.), 325(5946), 1380-1384 (2009-09-12)
Bacterial nitric oxide synthases (bNOS) are present in many Gram-positive species and have been demonstrated to synthesize NO from arginine in vitro and in vivo. However, the physiological role of bNOS remains largely unknown. We show that NO generated by...
Shizuka Nakayama et al.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 47(16), 4766-4768 (2011-03-15)
The ubiquitous bacterial biofilm regulator, c-di-GMP can form G-quadruplexes at physiological conditions in the presence of some aromatic compounds, such as acriflavine and proflavine. The fluorescence of these compounds is quenched upon c-di-GMP binding and some of the formed c-di-GMP...

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