Catalog Number: 5748
Chemical Name: 2-[4-(Aminoiminomethyl)phenyl]-1H-Indole-6-carboximidamide hydrochloride
Biological Activity
Fluorescent DNA stain. Binds to AT-rich regions of DNA. Cell permeable at high concentrations.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
    350.25
  • Formula:
    C16H15N5.2HCl
  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 10 mM in water with gentle warming
  • Purity:
    >98%
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
  • CAS No:
    28718-90-3
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis. All Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only.
Background References
  1. A simple cytochemical technique for demonstration of DNA in cells infected with mycoplasmas and viruses.
    Russell et al.
    Nature, 1975;253:461
  2. Interaction of 4'-6-diamidino-2-phenylindole to nucleic acids, and its implication to their template activity in RNA-polymerase reaction of E. coli bacteria and of Friend-virus infected mouse spleen.
    Mildner et al.
    Cancer Lett., 1978;4:89

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