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T2885

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3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine

≥98% (TLC)

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Synonym(s):
BM blue, Sure Blue TMB, TMB, TMB Blotting Plus, TMB substrate
Linear Formula:
[-C6H2(CH3)2-4-NH2]2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
240.34
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
2808541
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.83

Quality Level

assay

≥98% (TLC)

form

powder

mp

168-171 °C (lit.)

solubility

ethyl acetate: 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

Cc1cc(cc(C)c1N)-c2cc(C)c(N)c(C)c2

InChI

1S/C16H20N2/c1-9-5-13(6-10(2)15(9)17)14-7-11(3)16(18)12(4)8-14/h5-8H,17-18H2,1-4H3

InChI key

UAIUNKRWKOVEES-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine ≥98% (TLC)

T2885

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine ≥98.0% (NT)

87748

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine tablet, 1 mg substrate per tablet

T5525

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine

solubility

ethyl acetate: 50 mg/mL, clear to very slightly hazy

solubility

-

solubility

-

solubility

-

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

300

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

form

powder

form

powder

form

tablet

form

aqueous solution

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

mp

168-171 °C (lit.)

mp

166-171 °C, 168-171 °C (lit.)

mp

168-171 °C (lit.)

mp

-

Application

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine has been used:
  • as a supplement in Man-Rodosa-Sharpe (MRS) agar plate, to stains the lactobacilli colonies blue in the presence of O2
  • as a substrate solution for ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)
  • in myeloperoxidase activity assay to quantify neutrophil

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) is a noncarcinogenic substitute (Ames test negative) for benzidine suitable as peroxidase substrate for use in ELISA procedures. The substrate produces a soluble end product that is pale blue in color and can be read spectrophotometrically at 370 or 620-650 nm. The TMB reaction may be stopped with 2 M H2SO4 (resulting in a yellow color), and read at 450 nm. A sensitive and specific reagent for the detection of blood, assay of hemoglobin, assay of peroxidases.

Biochem/physiol Actions

3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine/TMB can be used as a chromogen to increase the progression of product obtained in peroxidase reaction. In food and environmental decontamination procedures, TMB can be used in in situ free available chlorine (FAC) monitoring of chlorite-based sanitizers.

Packaging

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 4 - Carc. 2

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Faceshields, Gloves


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Lactobacilli isolated from vaginal vault of dairy and meat cows during progesteronic stage of estrous cycle
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Lactobacillus casei improves resistance to pneumococcal respiratory infection in malnourished mice
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The Journal of Nutrition, 135(6), 1462-1469 (2005)
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Yamaoka H, et al.
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