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MTT Reagent

A cell proliferation assay reagent
Catalog #: 2809
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2809-1G 1 g
2809-5G 5 x 1 g
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Product Details

Alternate Name (3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide)
Appearance Yellow to dark yellow solid
CAS # 298-93-1
Molecular Formula C₁₈H₁₆BrN₅S
Molecular Weight 414.32
Purity ≥97% by HPLC
Solubility H₂O (>10 mg/ml)
SMILES CC1=C(SC(=N1)[N+]2=NC(=NN2C3=CC=CC=C3)C4=CC=CC=C4)C.[Br-]
InChi InChI=1S/C18H16N5S.BrH/c1-13-14(2)24-18(19-13)23-21-17(15-9-5-3-6-10-15)20-22(23)16-11-7-4-8-12-16;/h3-12H,1-2H3;1H/q+1;/p-1
PubChem CID 64965
MDL Number MFCD00011964
Handling Protect from light and moisture
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


MTT is a tetrazolium salt used for determining cell viability. MTT produces a yellowish solution that is converted to dark blue, water-insoluble MTT formazan by mitochondrial dehydrogenases of • Living cells. The formazan is then solubilized and its concentration determined by optical density.

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