TMB, Ultrasensitive

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Characteristics 3,3'5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine (tmB) has been shown to be a safe-sensitive substrate for the assay of horseradish peroxidase (HRP). Initially, in the presence of HRP and hydrogen peroxide, a one-electron oxidation product is formed. This compound, a cation free radical, is blue in color with an adsorption maximum at 653 nm. Further reaction with HRP/H2O2 or acidification of the radical with acid yields the diimine terminal oxidation product adsorbing light at 450 nm. The extinction coefficient of the radical (E653 nm = 3.9 x 10^4/mol*cm) and diimine (E450 nm = 5.9 x 10^4/mol*cm) provide a remarkably sensitive system for the assay of HRP and HRP labeled probes. TmBUS is a single component reagent stable at room temperature and not sensitive to normal laboratory light. It is optimized with respect to tmB and hydrogen peroxide concentrations and yields a linear response with the concentrations of HRP usually employed in immunologic assays.
Chemical Name 3,3',5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine; TMBUS
Formula C₁₆H₂₀N₂
Permeability Not-permeable
Molecular Weight 240.35 g/mol
CAS-No 54827-17-7
Research Area Kinases/Phosphatases
Restrictions For Research Use only
Format Liquid
Handling Advice Protect from light
Storage 4 °C
Expiry Date 12 months