NBT (Nitro blue tetrazolium, chloride) is an oxidant and is widely used in conjunction with BCIP or BCIP derivatives to detect phosphatase activity. NBT is also a substrate for dehydrogenate and other oxidizes.
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Chromogenic Phosphatase Substrate Sampler
The sampler kit contains 10 mg each of BCIP Na (10001), BCIP Pink (10006), BCIP Red (10004) and 250 mg of NBT (10008). NBT forms a co-precipitant and enhances the BCIP reaction.
BCIP Pink/NBT Kit
BCIP (5-Bromo-4-chloro-3-indoxyl phosphate, disodium salt) is the most widely used chromogenic phosphatase substrate, which forms a dark blue (λmax 615 nm) precipitate on enzymatic hydrolysis. It is often used with the oxidant NBT (nitro blue tetrazolium chloride catalog no. 10008), which facilitates the precipitation.