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Nile Red

Catalog number:  N1142

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Description

Nile red is used to localize and quantitate lipids, particularly neutral lipid droplets within cells. Nile red is almost nonfluorescent in water and other polar solvents but undergoes fluorescence enhancement and large absorption and emission blue shifts in nonpolar environments (excitation/emission maxima ~552/636 nm in methanol).
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Specifications

Shipping Condition: Room Temperature
Sub Cellular Localization: Cell Membranes & Lipids, Lysosomes
Detection Method: Fluorescent
For Use With (Equipment): Fluorescence Microscope
Color: Red

Contents & storage

Store at room temperature and protect from light.