Chromophore for substrates

Coumarin 120
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chromophore for enzyme substrates


≥98% (HPLC)




223-226 °C (lit.)


acetone: 10 mg/mL, clear, colorless to yellow


λex 365 nm; λem 440 nm in ethanol(lit.)

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Used as matrix for analysis of monosulfated disaccharides and as a co-matrix with 6-aza-2-thiothymidine for sulfated neutral and sialylated tri-and tetrasaccharides.
7-Amino-4-methylcoumarin has been used:
  • to determine cathepsin B like- activity
  • as a substrate for leucine aminopeptidase (LAP)
  • in chymotryptic assay
  • as a standard to detect the activation of caspase-3 during
  • sanguinarine-induced damage
  • protection by human DEAD-box DDX3


250, 500 mg in poly bottle
1 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

7-Amino-4-methylcoumarin is a coumarin derivative, which serves as a fluorescence reference standard to screen protease inhibitors.

Preparation Note

Soluble in DMSO (10 mg/mL), DMF, and acetone (10 mg/mL).

Other Notes

Reagent for preparing new fluorogenic AMC-based substrates for cystine aminopeptidase (and other hydrolases); used as reference compound in the enzyme assay.

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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