Alcian Blue 8GX Solution

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Synonyms Ingrain Blue 1; Alcian Blue; C.I. 74240; Alcian Blue 8GS
Product Type Chemical


MW 1298.87
CAS 33864-99-2 | 75881-23-1
Source/Host Chemicals Synthetic.
Purity Chemicals ≥50% (Dye content) (UV/Vis)
Appearance Blue liquid.
Solubility Soluble in 1% in water solution (3% acetic acid).
Identity Determined by UV/Vis.
Declaration Manufactured by Chemodex.
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Short Term Storage +4°C
Long Term Storage +4°C
Handling Advice Protect from light and moisture.
Use/Stability Stable for at least 2 years after receipt when stored at +4°C.
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Alcian blue 8GX is primarily used for demonstrating acid mucopolysaccharides, which it does quite selectively. In recent years there has been some difficulty obtaining the dye. Alcian Blue 8GX is also suitable for detection of glycoproteins on nitrocellulose and in PAGE gels. There are other dyes similar to alcian blue, although not necessarily belonging to the same class of dyes. Alcian green has gained some popularity, and alcian yellow has been suggested, especially in a method for demonstrating Helicobacter. They are used for acid mucopolysaccharides in the same way as alcian blue. They have no particular advantage for demonstrating mucin. According to the Merck Index the groups marked X split off during staining.

Product References

(1) S. Mozersky et al.; J. Am. Leather Chem. Assoc. 98(9), 337 (2003) | (2) M. Hattori et al.; Bunseki Kagaku 52(4), 259 (2003) | (3) P. Whiteman et al.; Biochem. J. 131(2), 343 (1973)

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