propidium iodide

Basic Information

propidium iodide
PI
Phenanthridinium, 3,8-diamino-5-[3-(diethylmethylammonio)propyl]-6-phenyl-, iodide
25535-16-4
C27H34I2N4
668.40g / Mol
Spectra of dye bound to DNA; propidium iodide is a popular red-fluorescent nuclear and chromosome counterstain. Since propidium iodide is not permeant to live cells, it is also commonly used to detect dead cells in a population.

Overview

305 nm
617 nm
DNA

Exitation

305 nm
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Emission

617 nm
yes
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DNA
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spectra uploaded by Torsten Mayr

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Commercial
Invitrogen -Molecular Probe
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