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1,6-Diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene

1,6-Diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH, excitation/emission=350 nm/420 nm) is almost non-fluorescent in water, but it exhibits a strong increase in fluorescence after intercalation into membranes and can be used as a probe for viscosity, polarity and lipid order.

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1720-32-7

Cellular localization

Membrane/cell surface, Membrane/vesicular

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Blue

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1,6-Diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH, excitation/emission=350 nm/420 nm) is almost non-fluorescent in water, but it exhibits a strong increase in fluorescence after intercalation into membranes and can be used as a probe for viscosity, polarity and lipid order. DPH has been used for the high-content imaging of neutral lipid droplets1 as well as a reporter of inner spore membrane fluidity in bacterial spores2.

  • Yellow solid soluble in DMF and DMSO
  • Store at -20 °C and protect from light
  • C18H16
  • MWt: 232.32
  • [1720-32-7]

 

References

1. BioTechniques( 2011), doi 10.2144/000113702

2. J. Microbiol. Methods (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2013.11.009

 

 

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