The styryl dye RH795 is a fast-responding potentiometric probe that is primarily used for functional imaging of neurons. The dye is spectrally similar to RH414 (#61016), but exhibits different physiological effects during staining. For example, RH414 causes arterial constriction during cortex staining, while RH795 does not (see references 1,2). The excitation/emission data below are for the dye in methanol. In cell membranes, the spectra of styryl dyes are typically blue-shifted by as much as 20 nm for absorption or excitation and 80 nm for emission.
- λEx/λEm (MeOH) = 530/712 nm
- Orange red solid soluble in H2O
- Store at -20°C and protect from light
- MW: 585.42
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2. J Neurosci 14, 2545 (1994).
3. PLoS ONE 8(10), e75678 (2013).