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Fluorescein isothiocyanate–dextran

average Mw 59,000-77,000

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Synonym(s):
FITC–Dextran
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

bacterial (Leuconostoc mesenteroides)

Quality Level

conjugate

FITC conjugate

form

powder

mol wt

average Mw 59,000-77,000

extent of labeling

0.001-0.020 mol FITC per mol glucose

color

light yellow to dark orange

solubility

water: 25 mg/mL

storage temp.

2-8°C

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FD70

Fluorescein isothiocyanate–dextran

solubility

water: 25 mg/mL

solubility

H2O: soluble 25 mg/mL

solubility

H2O: 25 mg/mL, clear to slightly hazy, yellow-orange

solubility

water: 25 mg/mL

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

form

powder

form

powder

form

powder

form

powder

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

color

light yellow to dark orange

color

yellow to orange

color

faint yellow to orange

color

yellow to dark yellow

General description

Dextran is a polymer of anhydroglucose. It is composed of approximately 95% alpha-D-(166) linkages. The remaining (163) linkages account for the branching of dextran. Conflicting data on the branch lengths implies that the average branch length is less than three glucose units. However, other methods indicate branches of greater than 50 glucose units exist. Native dextran has been found to have a molecular weight (MW) in the range of 9 million to 500 million. Lower MW dextrans will exhibit slightly less branching and have a more narrow range of MW distribution. Dextrans with MW greater than 10,000 behave as if they are highly branched. As the MW increases, dextran molecules attain greater symmetry. Dextrans with MW of 2,000 to 10,000, exhibit the properties of an expandable coil. At MW below 2,000, dextran is more rod-like. The MW of dextran is measured by one or more of the following methods: low angle laser light scattering, size exclusion chromatography, copper-complexation and anthrone reagent colorometric reducing-end sugar determination and viscosity.

Application

Dextran labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate for possible use in perfusion studies in animals.
FITC-dextran is used extensively in microcirculation and cell permeability research utilizing microfluorimetry. FITC-dextran has been used to study plant cell wall porosity and capillary permeability. Plasma proteins have been shown not to bind to FITC-dextran.
FITC-dextran is used in cardiovascular, microcirculation, perfusion, cell monolayer and cell membrane permeability research as fluorescent flux tracer compound that supports the measurement of processes such as blood flow, membrane damage, vascular drainage and renal elimination. Small FITC-dextrans are also used to measure processes such as endocytosis and cell junction permeability. FITC-dextran 70kDa (FD-70) may be used as a model compound for development of methods to deliver molecules into protoplasts and to study drug release from structures such as hydrogels and liposomes. It may be used in microvascular and cell monolayer permeability studies.

Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

Preparation Note

Sigma typically tests the solubility of FITC dextrans in water at concentrations at or above 25 mg/ml. Solutions should be protected from light. In vivo, FITC-dextran is stable for more than 24 hours.

Other Notes

To gain a comprehensive understanding of our extensive range of Dextrans for your research, we encourage you to visit our Carbohydrates Category page.

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Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

target_organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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Dextran is a polymer of anhydroglucose. It is composed of approximately 95% alpha-D-(166) linkages. The remaining (163) linkages account for the branching of dextran.

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