TMB, High Kinetics

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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. TmBHK is a highly sensitive single component reagent that is ready to use for the quantitative detection of HRP bound to a solid phase or in free solution. tmBHK is stable at room temperature for six months and is 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 commonly employed in immunologic assays.
Chemical Name 3,3',5,5'-Tetramethylbenzidine; TMBHK
Formula C₁₆H₂₀N₂
Permeability Not-permeable
Molecular Weight 240.35 g/mol
CAS-No 54827-17-7
Restrictions For Research Use only
Format Liquid
Handling Advice Protect from light
Storage 4 °C
Expiry Date 12 months