D4008 Sigma


≥97% (TLC)

Synonym: N-(5-Amino­pentyl)-5-di­methyl­amino­naphtha­lene-1-sulfon­amide, N-(Dimethyl­amino­naphtha­lene­sulfonyl)-1,5-pentane­diamine, Monodansyl cadaverine




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In methanol, dansylcadaverine has a reported λex of 335 nm and λem of 512 nm.

Biochem/physiol Actions

The autofluorescent dye dansylcadaverine, or monodansylcadaverine (MDC), is commonly used to monitor autophagy. MDC preferentially accumulates in autophagic vacuoles due to a combination of ion trapping and specific interactions with membrane lipids.

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Solubility of dansylcadaverine is tested in methanol (10 mg/mL). It has also been reported that dansylcadaverine is soluble in DMSO and acetic acid.


Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

air sensitive, handled under inert gas

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What is the solution stability of Product D4008, Dansylcadaverine?
According to one webpage on tissue transglutaminase (, a stock solution of monodansylcadaverine was prepared in methanol at 50 mM and stored frozen at -20°C.  No time frame for long-term solution stability was given.
What is Product D4008, Dansylcadaverine, soluble in?
We test the solubility of this product in acetic acid at a concentration of 50 mg/mL, with the application of heat and sonication. It has also been reported as being soluble in methanol and DMSO. We have not validated this claim in our labs.
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Can Dansylcadaverine be use as a marker of autophagic vacuoles?
Dansylcadaverine is a lysosomotropic compound that can be used for the identification of autophagic vacuoles.  Please refer to the literature for application-specific protocols.
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