Cy5 Picolyl Azide

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Abs/Em Maxima
647/663 nm
Extinction Coefficient
250,000
Flow Cytometry Laser Line
633 nm or 647 nm
Microscopy Laser Line
633 nm or 647 nm
Spectrally Similar Dyes
Alexa Fluor® 647, CF® 647, DyLight® 649
Molecular weight
953.15 (protonated)
CAS
N/A
Solubility
Water, DMSO, DMF
Purity
>95% (HPLC)
Appearance
Blue solid
Storage conditions
-20°C. Desiccate
Shipping conditions
Ambient temperature

Cy5 Picolyl Azide is an advanced fluorescent probe that incorporates a copper-chelating motif to raise the effective concentration of Cu(I) at the reaction site to boost the efficiency of the CuAAC reaction, resulting in a faster and more biocompatible CuAAC labeling. Up to 40-fold increase of signal intensity, compared to conventional azides, was reported (see Selected References).

In addition, the use picolyl azides instead of conventional azides allows for at least a tenfold reduction in the concentration of the copper catalyst without sacrificing the efficiency of labeling, significantly improving biocompatibility of CuAAC labeling protocol.

In summary, the introduction of a copper-chelating motif into azide probe leads to a substantial increase in the sensitivity and reduced cell toxicity of CuAAC detection alkyne-tagged biomolecules. This will be of special value for the detection of low abundance targets or living system imaging.

Cy5 Picolyl Azide is a water-soluble, pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10, far-red-fluorescent probe with excitation ideally suited for the 633 nm or 647 nm laser lines. Cy5 dye is structurally similar, and spectrally is almost identical to Alexa Fluor® 647, CF® 647 Dye, or any other Cyanine5 based fluorescent dyes.

Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

1. Jiang, H., et al. (2014). Monitoring Dynamic Glycosylation in Vivo Using Supersensitive Click Chemistry. Bioconjugate Chem.,, 25, 698-706. [PubMed]

2. Uttamapinant, C., et al. (2012). Fast, Cell-Compatible Click Chemistry with Copper-Chelating Azides for Biomolecular Labeling. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed,., 51, 5852-56. [PubMed]

3. Gaebler, A.,et al. (2016). A highly sensitive protocol for microscopy of alkyne lipids and fluorescently tagged or immunostained proteins. J. Lipid. Res., 57, 1934-47. [PubMed]