Propidium iodide (PI)


Catalog #: 40016. Tag: .

Product Description

Propidium iodide is a membrane-impermeant nucleic acid intercalator. The dye is commonly used to selectively stain dead cells in a cell population and also used as a counterstain in multicolor fluorescent imaging.

  • λExEm (DNA-bound) = 535/617 nm
  • λExEm (no DNA) = 493/636 nm
  • Orange red solid soluble in H2O or DMSO
  • Store at 4°C and protect from light, especially in solution
  • C27H34I2N4
  • MW: 668.4
  • [25535-16-4]
Compatible with the NucleoCounter® NC-3000™.


MSDS (PDF): MSDS 40016

100 mg

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