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MB 660R NHS Ester (FP-1661)

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Description

MB™ 660R is a bright and photostable far-red dye that emits fluorescence at about 685 nm in the borderline spectral region between far-red and near-IR. Although the absorption maximum is at around 665 nm, this dye can be sufficiently excited by the 633 or 635 nm laser. MB™ 660R dye is water soluble and pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10. MB 660R is a rhodamine-based dye, and like rhodamine dyes in general, it is exceptionally photostable (Figure 1, description tab). The superior photostability and excellent brightness of MB 660R make the dye an ideal choice for confocal microscopy and other demanding applications.

The NHS Ester reacts specifically and efficiently with a primary amine (e.g., side chain of lysine residues or aminosilane-coated surfaces) at pH 7-9 to form a stable, covalent amide bond. The NHS ester (or succinimidyl ester) is the most popular tool for conjugating dyes to the primary amines of protein or antibody (Lys), amine-modified oligonucleotides, and other amine-containing molecules.

MB™ 660R NHS Ester is an amine reactive, far-red emitting dye routinely used to label proteins or antibodies through the primary amines (Lys), amine-modified oligonucleotides, and other amine-containing biomolecules. The labeling occurs most efficiently at pH 7-9 and forms a stable, covalent amide bond.

MB™ 660R is a bright and photostable far-red dye that emits fluorescence at about 685 nm in the borderline spectral region between far-red and near-IR. Although the absorption maximum is at around 665 nm, this dye can be sufficiently excited by the 633 or 635 nm laser. MB™ 660R dye is water soluble and pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10. MB 660R is a rhodamine-based dye, and like rhodamine dyes in general, it is exceptionally photostable (Figure 1). The superior photostability and excellent brightness of MB 660R make the dye an ideal choice for confocal microscopy and other demanding applications.

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MB 660R dye spectrally is almost identical to Alexa Fluor® 660 and CF® 660R Dye and can be used a less expensive alternative to these dyes.

Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific. CF® Dye is a registered trademark of Biotium.

Specifications

Unit Size1 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 100 mg
ReactivityPrimary amine
Abs/Em Maxima665/690 nm
Extinction coefficient92,000 cm-1M-1
SolubilityWater, DMSO, DMF
Spectrally similar dyesAlexa Fluor® 660, CF® 680R
Molecular weight840.90 (protonated)
Storage Conditions-20°C.
Shipping ConditionsAmbient temperature

Abs/Em Spectra

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