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Nile Red

Nile red is used to localize and quantitate lipids, particularly neutral lipid droplets within cells. Nile red is almost nonfluorescent in water and other polar solvents but undergoes fluorescence enhancement and large absorption and emission blue shifts in nonpolar environments.

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CAS number

7385-67-3

Cellular localization

Lipid droplets

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Red

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Product Description

Nile red is used to localize and quantitate lipids, particularly neutral lipid droplets within cells. Nile red is almost nonfluorescent in water and other polar solvents but undergoes fluorescence enhancement and large absorption and emission blue shifts in nonpolar environments. For lipid droplet dyes with improved specificity and more wavelength options compared to Nile Red, see our LipidSpot™ Lipid Droplet Stains

  • Dark red solid soluble in DMF and DMSO
  • Abs/em=552nm /636 nm (methanol)
  • Store at 4°C and protect from light
  • C20H18N2O2M
  • MWt: 318.37
  • [7385-67-3]

 

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