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Pierce™ Ninhydrin (2,2-dihydroxy-1H-indene-1,3(2H)-dione)

Catalog number:  21003BID

 Related applications:

Protein Assays and Analysis

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Thermo Scientific Pierce Ninhydrin is a classic, amine-reactive, colorimetric detection reagent for protein detection and amino acid analysis.

Features of Ninhydrin:

• For post-column amino acid derivatization for colorimetric detection with millimolar sensitivity
• Reacts with all primary amine-containing analytes to yield colored derivatives (λmax = 440nm)
• Stable indefinitely; no refrigeration required; keep bottle tightly sealed; avoid exposure to direct sunlight and ammonia

Reagent Properties:
• Alternative names: Ninhydrin
• Chemical name: 2,2-Dihydroxy-1H-indene-1,3(2H)-dione
• Reactive toward: Primary amines (—NH2); some secondary amines
• Chemical formula: C9H6O4
• CAS number: 485-47-2
• Molecular weight: 178.14
• Form: Pale to light yellow-green, free-flowing crystals
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Chemical Reactivity: Amine
Product Line: Pierce™
Product Size: 500 g

Contents & storage

Store in a segregated and approved area. Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, between the following temperatures: 20 to 25°C.


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