Molybdenum Blue spray reagent

Quality Level


1.3% molydbenum oxide in 4.2 M sulfuric acid
Molybdenum Blue reagent




hematology: suitable
histology: suitable
thin layer chromatography (TLC): suitable

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Diagnostic Assay Manufacturing

storage temp.

room temp

General description

Molybdenum Blue reagent is suitable for use in the detection of phospholipids and related compounds.


For use in the detection of phospholipids and related compounds.
Molybdenum Blue reagent may be used for the determination of phosphatidylglycerol and the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in biological samples and phospholipids in Halobellus by using single-dimension thin-layer chromatography (TLC) method and high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC), respectively.


CorrosionHealth hazard

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Hazard Statements


Carc. 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A


8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

G R Gotelli et al.
Clinical chemistry, 24(7), 1144-1146 (1978-07-01)
We describe a single-dimension thin-layer chromatographic method by which one can simultaneously determine the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio and the proportion of phosphatidylglycerol in amniotic fluid. The phospholipids are conveniently detected by an improved molybdenum-blue spray reagent, which immediately produces blue spots...
Nocardioides panacisoli sp. nov., isolated from the soil of a ginseng field.
Cho CH
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 60, 387-387 (2010)
Simona Lobasso et al.
Chemistry and physics of lipids, 186, 1-8 (2014-12-03)
Polar membrane lipids of an archaeal microorganism recently isolated from the natural salt lake Fuente de Piedra (Málaga, Spain) have been studied by means of TLC in combination with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The major phospholipids are the ether lipids phosphatidylglycerophosphate...
Methods in Microbiology (1987)
Tuan Manh Nguyen et al.
Journal of microbiology (Seoul, Korea), 55(8), 635-639 (2017-07-05)
There are marked differences between wet and freeze-dried cells with regard to the identification of polar lipid components. The determination of the polar lipid composition of freeze-dried cells is well established. However, several approaches to identifying polar lipid components in...

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