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Luciferin D-, Firefly, Sodium Salt
(4,5-Dihydro-2-(6-hydroxy-2-benzothiazolyl)-4-thiazolecarboxylic acid, D-Luciferin)


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Luciferin is the substrate for luciferase and is used in highly sensitive bioluminescence assays for the detection of ATP; the generation of light is directly proportional to the concentration of ATP. Also used in detection of the luciferase marker gene.
Catalog #L6006
ReconstitutionReconstitute with nitrogen purged water.
Water (KF)<9.0%
Storage and StabilityLong-term storage is recommended at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial prior to removing the cap. Hygroscopic, Light sensitive.
Note Luciferin is easily oxidized in the presence of light. Solutions of this product should not be stored. If frozen, solutions will degrade approximately 20% with each freeze-thaw.
CAS Number103404-75-7
Molecular FormulaC11H7N2O3S2Na
Molecular Weight302.3
Purity (HPLC)~99%
Supplied as a pale yellow to yellow, crystalline powder.
Alternate names4,5-Dihydro-2-(6-hydroxy-2-benzothiazolyl)-4-thiazolecarboxylic acid sodium salt; D-Luciferin, sodium

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