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MB 660R NHS Ester

Catalog#: 1661-1
Unit size: 1 mg
$110.00
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Catalog#: 1661-5
Unit size: 5 mg
$295.00
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Catalog#: 1661-25
Unit size: 25 mg
$1,195.00
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Catalog#: 1661-100
Unit size: 100 mg
$2,295.00
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MB™ 660R is a bright and photostable far-red dye that emits fluorescence at about 685 nm in the borderline spectral region between far-red and near-IR. Although the absorption maximum is at around 665 nm, this dye can be sufficiently excited by the 633 or 635 nm laser. MB™ 660R dye is water soluble and pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10. MB 660R is a rhodamine-based dye, and like rhodamine dyes in general, it is exceptionally photostable (Figure 1, description tab). The superior photostability and excellent brightness of MB 660R make the dye an ideal choice for confocal microscopy and other demanding applications.

The NHS Ester reacts specifically and efficiently with a primary amine (e.g., side chain of lysine residues or aminosilane-coated surfaces) at pH 7-9 to form a stable, covalent amide bond. The NHS ester (or succinimidyl ester) is the most popular tool for conjugating dyes to the primary amines of protein or antibody (Lys), amine-modified oligonucleotides, and other amine-containing molecules.

Reactivity
Primary amine
Abs/Em Maxima
665/690 nm
Extinction coefficient
92,000 cm-1M-1
Solubility
Water, DMSO, DMF
Spectrally similar dyes
Alexa Fluor® 660, CF® 680R
Molecular weight
840.90 (protonated)
Storage conditions
-20C
Shipping conditions
Ambient temperature

MB™ 660R NHS Ester is an amine reactive, far-red emitting dye routinely used to label proteins or antibodies through the primary amines (Lys), amine-modified oligonucleotides, and other amine-containing biomolecules. The labeling occurs most efficiently at pH 7-9 and forms a stable, covalent amide bond.

MB™ 660R is a bright and photostable far-red dye that emits fluorescence at about 685 nm in the borderline spectral region between far-red and near-IR. Although the absorption maximum is at around 665 nm, this dye can be sufficiently excited by the 633 or 635 nm laser. MB™ 660R dye is water soluble and pH-insensitive from pH 4 to pH 10. MB 660R is a rhodamine-based dye, and like rhodamine dyes in general, it is exceptionally photostable (Figure 1). The superior photostability and excellent brightness of MB 660R make the dye an ideal choice for confocal microscopy and other demanding applications.

Cy5

MB 660R dye spectrally is almost identical to Alexa Fluor® 660 and CF® 660R Dye and can be used a less expensive alternative to these dyes.

Alexa Fluor® is a registered trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific. CF® Dye is a registered trademark of Biotium.