Alexa Fluor® 647 dyeInvitrogen Alexa Fluor 647 dye is a bright, far-red–fluorescent dye with excitation ideally suited for the 594 nm or 633 nm laser lines. For stable signal generation in imaging and flow cytometry, Alexa Fluor 647 dye is pH-insensitive over a wide molar range.

Probes with high fluorescence quantum yield and high photostability allow detection of low-abundance biological structures with great sensitivity. Alexa Fluor 647 dye molecules can be attached to proteins at high molar ratios without significant self-quenching, leading to brighter conjugates and more sensitive detection.

We offer Alexa Fluor 647 dye conjugated to a variety of antibodies, peptides, proteins, tracers, and amplification substrates optimized for cellular labeling and detection. In addition, reactive dye forms and protein labeling kits are available to allow you to generate your own antibody conjugates or probes.

Alexa Fluor 647 dye dashboard

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Ideal for imaging low-abundance targets, especially in fixed cells; commonly used with Invitrogen Alexa Fluor 350, 488, and 594 dyes for multiplexing. In addition, is extremely useful in stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) where it is an exceptional reporter for both dSTORM and nSTORM. It is also used in two-photon excitation (TPE) microscopy . 

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STORM image of spectrin labeled with Alexa Fluor 647 in a hippocampal neuron. Image courtesy of Xue Liang Zhu et. al. Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai.

Alexa Fluor 647 reactive dyes

Select dye-labeling chemistries for conjugation with the following reactive groups: 

AmineThiolAldehyde, ketone, carboxylate, or phosphateClick reaction

Alexa Fluor 647 protein/antibody labeling kits

Select an optimized labeling kit for your target antibody or protein:

Alexa Fluor Dye stained cell

Alexa Fluor dye family

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