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Alcian Blue for Microscopy

Alcian Blue for Microscopy

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Our offered Alcian Blue find usage for staining acidic polysaccharides including glycosaminoglycans in various body structures like cartilages. During electron and light microscopy, cationic dyes are used for such targets. The crystals of solid Alcian Blue may appear greenish-black or dark bluish violet in color with a metallic shine. However, the aqueous solution of the mentioned compound has a bright greenish blue color. Although this chemical compound is unstable, its staining is light fast, stable and soluble in water. It is highly soluble in salt solutions but the staining capability is quite slower in comparison with other dyes. In order to obtain characteristic staining patterns, pH level or concentrations of salt can be changed.

 

Specifications of Alcian Blue 8GX for Microscopy 5 gm :-


  • H.S. Code : 3204.1979
  • C.I. No. 74240 10 gm
  • Grade : For Microscopy
  • Absorption maxima in DMSO : 675-680nm
  • Specific absorptivity A1%/1cm : (max0.005g/l; DMSO) ; min 700
  • Stain for glycoproteins in electrophoresis. 25 gm
  • Water(by KF) : max 35.0%
  • UN No. : NR
  • TARIFF : 3204 19 79
  • S : 22-24/25
  • Shelf Life : 5 Years
  • Physical State at 20degC : Solid
  • Color : Greenish black crystalline
  • pH : 2.5
  • Useful in negative stain for glycoproteins