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CF® Dye Azide

CF® Dyes with an azide group. Can be used to label or detect alkyne, BCN or cyclooctyne-containing molecules by fluorescence spectroscopy, microscopy or flow cytometry following copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition.

Product Attributes

Chemical reactivity (reacts with)

Alkynes, BCN

Functional group


Storage Conditions

Store at -10 to -35 °C, Protect from light

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Product Description

CF® Dye azide can react with terminal alkynes to form 1,2,3-triazole via copper-catalyzed cycloaddition. They can also undergo Staudinger ligation with a phosphine containing compounds. The azide derivatives also react with cyclooctynes and BCN groups via copper-free bioorthogonal reaction.

  • Fluorescent detection or labeling of alkyne, BCN or cyclooctyne groups on target molecules.
  • Bright, photostable and water-soluble CF® Dyes are excellent options for fluorescent labeling.

Superior CF® Dyes
CF® Dyes are Biotium’s line of next-generation fluorescent dyes that have improved brightness, photostability and water solubility compared to Alexa Fluor®, DyLight®, and other fluorescent dyes.

Learn more about CF® Dyes. For more information download the CF® Dye Brochure.

We also offer CF® Dye Picolyl Azide derivatives for azide-alkyne cycloaddition reactions at lower copper concentrations, suitable for labeling live cells or other copper-sensitive systems.

CF® Dye Azide

CF® Dye AzideEx/EmSizeCatalog No.Dye Features
CF®405M408/452 nm0.5 mg92092CF®405M Features
CF®488A490/515 nm0.5 mg92080CF®488A Features
CF®532527/558 nm0.5 mg92180CF®532 Features
CF®543541/560 nm0.5 mg92181CF®543 Features
CF®555555/565 nm0.5 mg92081CF®555 Features
CF®568562/583 nm0.5 mg92082CF®568 Features
CF®594593/614 nm0.5 mg92083CF®594 Features
CF®640R642/662 nm0.5 mg92085CF®640R Features
CF®647650/665 nm0.5 mg92084CF®647 Features
CF®660R663/682 nm0.5 mg92182CF®660R Features
CF®660C667/685 nm0.5 mg92094CF®660C Features
CF®680681/698 nm0.5 mg92119CF®680 Features
CF®680R680/701 nm0.5 mg96000CF®680R Features


Nat Protocols (2017) 12(5), 1011-1028. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2017.020 (CF®405M azide, CF®568 azide, SIM)

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