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sulfo-Cyanine5 is a far-red fluorophore widely used for biomolecule labeling, with excitation maximum at 646 nm and emission maximum at 662 nm. Far-red fluorescent tags with excitation above 600 nm and emission further than 650 nm are valuable for imaging techniques because of the lower background autofluorescence at these wavelengths. Besides, far-red fluorescent labels can be imaged simultaneously with near-red, orange, green, and blue tags, which is advantageous for multicolor imaging.

Biotin, or the water-soluble vitamin H, is well known not only for playing essential roles in various crucial metabolic cellular reactions but also for its extremely high affinity for avidin, a glycoprotein of egg white. Avidin, streptavidin (bacterial analogue of avidin), and neutravidin (deglycosylated avidin) bind non-cooperatively to biotin with high affinity. Thus, sulfo-Cyanine5 biotin conjugate can be used for detecting and quantifying biotin binding sites of avidin, streptavidin, and neutravidin in samples of different origin.

sulfo-Cyanine5 biotin conjugate is a water-soluble reagent and its fluorescence is pH independent from pH 4 to pH 10. A flexible PEG3 linker between biotin moiety and fluorescent tag provides binding to avidin, streptavidin, or neutravidin without steric troubles.

The major applications of sulfo-Cyanine5 biotin conjugate include imaging (e.g. primary and secondary antibody labeling for Western Blotting, immunoassay, cyto- and histochemistry, flow cytometry), affinity and dissociation constant measuring, streptavidin-based sensors, etc.

Absorption and emission spectra of sulfo-Cyanine5

Absorption and emission spectra of sulfo-Cyanine5

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General properties

Appearance: dark blue solid
Molecular weight: 1037.36
Molecular formula: C48H65N6KO11S3
Solubility: good in water, DMF, DMSO
Quality control: NMR 1H, HPLC-MS (95%)
Storage conditions: Storage: 24 months after receival at -20°C in the dark. Transportation: at room temperature for up to 3 weeks. Avoid prolonged exposure to light. Desiccate.
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Product specifications

Spectral properties

Excitation/absorption maximum, nm: 646
ε, L⋅mol−1⋅cm−1: 271000
Emission maximum, nm: 662
Fluorescence quantum yield: 0.28
CF260: 0.04
CF280: 0.04
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