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C6152 Sigma-Aldrich

Carmine

certified by the Biological Stain Commission

Synonym: Alum lake of carminic acid, Cochineal, Nacarat, Natural Red 4

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Related Categories C, Cell Biology, Certified Stains & Dyes, Hematology and Histology, Stains & Dyes, A to Z,
Quality Level   200
grade   certified by the Biological Stain Commission
form   powder
composition   Dye content: minimum has not been established
application(s)   hematology: suitable
  histology: suitable
Featured Industry   Diagnostic Assay Manufacturing
storage temp.   room temp
InChI   1S/C22H20O13/c1-4-8-5(2-6(24)9(4)22(33)34)13(25)10-11(15(8)27)16(28)12(18(30)17(10)29)21-20(32)19(31)14(26)7(3-23)35-21/h2,7,14,19-21,23-24,26,28-32H,3H2,1H3,(H,33,34)
InChI key   DGQLVPJVXFOQEV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Carmine is a red compound and is commonly used with aluminum, iron or other metal salts to enhance its activity. During smear preparation, carmine is required for chromatin staining in fresh material. In presence of aluminum chloride, it is required for the staining of glycogen.

Application

Carmine has been used for the staining of mammary glands. It has also been used for the staining of chromosomes.

Packaging

25 g in glass bottle

Suitability

Certified for use in Orth′s lithium carbonate technique, Southgate′s mucicarmine method, and Best′s carmine for glycogen

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
FH8891000
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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