Chemical Description: 3-(4,5-Dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide
Appearance: yellow or yellowish-orange powder
Purity: ≥97.0% (absorbance)
Molar absorptivity: ≥8,250 (around 375 nm)
MW: 414.32, C18H16BrN5S
Storage Condition : ambient temperature, protect from light
Shipping Condition: ambient temperature
MTT is slightly soluble in methanol, but has very low solubility in ethanol. It barely dissolves in ether, acetone, or ethyl acetate. MTT is utilized for cell viability detection. Since MTT has a positive charge, it can pass through a cell membrane and is reduced by mitochondria to form a purple color formazan dye. Organic solvent is requried to dissovle MTT formazan dyes.
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