MB 660R Azide

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1463-1
1 mg
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5 mg
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25 mg
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MB 660R is a bright and photostable far-red dye that emits fluorescence at about 685 nm in the borderline spectral region between far-red and near-IR. Although the absorption maximum is at around 665 nm, this dye can be sufficiently excited by the 633 or 635 nm laser. MB 660R dye is water soluble and pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10. MB 660R is a rhodamine-based dye, and like rhodamine dyes in general, it is exceptionally photostable (Figure 1). The superior photostability and excellent brightness of MB 660R make the dye an ideal choice for confocal microscopy and other demanding applications.

Abs/Em Maxima
665/690 nm
Extinction Coefficient
92,000
Flow Cytometry Laser Line
633 or 635 nm
Microscopy Laser Line
633 or 635 nm
Spectrally Similar Dyes
Alexa Fluor® 660, CF® 660R
Molecular weight
826.98 (protonated)
CAS
n/a
Solubility
Water, DMSO, DMF
Purity
>95% (HPLC)
Appearance
Blue solid
Storage conditions
-20°C. Desiccate
Shipping conditions
Ambient temperature

MB 660R Azide is a bright and very photostable probe routinely used for imaging of alkyne-containing biomolecules. MB 660R Azide can be reacted with terminal alkynes via a copper-catalyzed click reaction (CuAAC). It also reacts with strained cyclooctyne via a copper-free “click chemistry” reaction to form a stable triazole and does not require Cu-catalyst or elevated temperatures. The brightness and photostability of this dye are best suited to direct imaging of low-abundance targets.

MB 660R is a bright and photostable far-red dye that emits fluorescence at about 685 nm in the borderline spectral region between far-red and near-IR. Although the absorption maximum is at around 665 nm, this dye can be sufficiently excited by the 633 or 635 nm laser. MB 660R dye is water soluble and pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10. MB 660R is a rhodamine-based dye, and like rhodamine dyes in general, it is exceptionally photostable (Figure 1). The superior photostability and excellent brightness of MB 660R make the dye an ideal choice for confocal microscopy and other demanding applications.

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MB 660R dye spectrally is almost identical to Alexa Fluor® 660 and CF® 660R Dye and can be used a less expensive alternative to these dyes.

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

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