Astra Blue 6GLL

Product ID: M1563

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Stain for oligo- and polysaccharides such as cellulose in plant tissues.

Has also been used for analysis of human mast cells from tissues or blood samples.

Technical Data
SKU M1563
CAS Number 82864-57-1
Unit Size 25g
Alternative Names Astra Blue Base 6 GLL, Basic Blue 140
Absorption 665nm
Extinction 50.1
Detection Method Colorimetric
Molecular Formula C₄₇H₅₂CuN₁₄O₆S₃
Molecular Weight 1068.75
Soluble In H2O, MeOH, DMSO
Storage Conditions Room Temperature, Desiccated, Protect From Light

References and Citations


  • Taneda H, Kandel D, Ishida A, Ikeda H (2016) "Altitudinal changes in leaf hydraulic conductance across five Rhododendron species in eastern Nepal" Tree Physiology
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  • Kraus JE, de Sousa HC, Rezende MH, Castro NM, Vecchi C, Luque R (1998) "Astra blue and basic fuchsin double staining of plant materials." Biotech. Histochem. 73(5):235-43.
  • Blaies DM, Williams JF (1981) "A Simplified Method for Staining Mast Cells with Astra Blue." Biotech. Histochem. 56(2):91-94.
  • Srebotnik E, Messner K (1994) "A Simple Method That Uses Differential Staining and Light Microscopy To Assess the Selectivity of Wood Delignification by White Rot Fungi." Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60(4): 1383-1386.
  • Strobel S, Miller HR, Ferguson A, (1981) "Human intestinal mucosal mast cells; evaluation of fixation and staining techniques." J. Clin. Pathol. 34:851-858.
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