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MB 660R TFP Ester (FP-1662)

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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.

TFP (tetrafluorophenyl) ester is an amine-reactive activated ester that reacts with primary amines of biomolecules in the same way as the succinimidyl ester (SE or NHS-ester) to form a stable amide bond. The major advantage of TFP esters over the succinimidyl ester is better resistance to spontaneous hydrolysis during conjugation reactions, which results in more efficient and reproducible labeling of biopolymers. TFP esters are stable for several hours at the basic pH typically used for reactions–far outlasting succinimidyl esters.

TFP (tetrafluorophenyl) ester is an amine-reactive activated ester that reacts with primary amines of biomolecules in the same way as the succinimidyl ester (SE or NHS-ester) to form a stable amide bond. The major advantage of TFP esters over the succinimidyl ester is better resistance to spontaneous hydrolysis during conjugation reactions, which results in more efficient and reproducible labeling of biopolymers. TFP esters are stable for several hours at the basic pH typically used for reactions–far outlasting succinimidyl esters.

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 weight891.92 (protonated)
Storage Conditions-20°C.
Shipping ConditionsAmbient temperature

Abs/Em Spectra

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