Nile Red

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Nile Red | CAS No. 7385-67-3 | Fluorescent Lipids Probes and Cell Membrane Stains
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Description: Fluorogenic lipid membrane dye
Alternative Names: Nile blue oxazone

Chemical Name: 9-(Diethylamino)-5H-benzo[a]phenoxazin-5-one

Purity: ≥98%

Product Details

Biological Activity

Nile red is a fluorogenic lipid membrane dye, which fluoresces in the hydrophobic environment of lipid membranes. Non-fluorescent in polar environments (e.g. water). Nile red is suitable for long-term monitoring of lipid dynamics in living cells. Excitation maximum = 552 nm; emission maximum = 636 nm in methanol.

Optical Data for Nile Red

Nile Red Dye Spectra
Emission Color Red
λabs 552 nm
λem 636 nm
Application Monitoring of lipid dynamics in living cells

Technical Data

Soluble to 10 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

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