Qdot® 605 ITK™ amino (PEG) quantum dots are the ideal starting material for preparing custom conjugates of ultrabright and photostable fluorescently labeled proteins or other biopolymers. These probes are functionalized with amine-derivatized PEG, which prevents non-specific interactions and provides a convenient handle for conjugation. The amino quantum dots react efficiently with isothiocyanates and succinimidyl esters, or with native carboxylic acids using water-soluble carbodiimides such as EDC. Such derivatives may be used for various labeling and tracking applications that require ultrabright and stable fluorescence. Our Qdot® ITK™ amino quantum dots are provided as 8 µM solutions and are available in 8 colors of Qdot® probes.
Important Features of Qdot® ITK™ Amino Quantum Dots: • Qdot® 605 ITK™ amino quantum dot has emission maxima of ~605 nm • Extremely photostable and bright fluorescence • Efficiently excited with single-line excitation sources • Narrow emission, large stokes shift • Available in multiple colors • Ideal for various labeling and tracking applications
Properties of Qdot® Nanocrystals Qdot® probes are ideal for imaging and labeling applications that require bright fluorescent signals and/or real-time tracking. Unique among fluorescent reagents, all nine available colors of Qdot® probes can be simultaneously excited with a single (UV to blue-green) light source. This property makes these reagents excellent for economical and user-friendly multiplexing applications. Qdot® labels are based on semiconductor nanotechnology and are similar in scale to moderately sized proteins.
About the Innovator’s Tool Kit Qdot® ITK™ Reagents These Qdot® ITK™ probes are ideal for researchers who wish to prepare specific (non-stocked) conjugates for their applications and need customizable conjugation functionality.
Other Forms of Qdot® Nanocrystals are Available In addition to the amine-derivatized form, we offer Qdot® ITK™ quantum dots with carboxyl and aliphatic hydrocarbon modifications. We’ve also developed a wide range of Qdot® nanocrystals conjugates and labeling kits. Investigate the properties of Qdot® nanocrystals or read the Molecular Probes® Handbook Section 6.6—Qdot® Nanocrystals to find out more.
For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.