2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC; Tetrazolium chloride)
Tetrazolium red is used to visualize dehydrogenase enzyme activity. Initially, the tetrazolium solution is colorless but changes to red when it comes into contact with hydrogen. Tetrazolium red is used in a biochemical viability test for seeds. The test relies on dehydrogenase enzymes to release hydrogen ions, which subsequently reduce the colorless tetrazolium salt solution to a red compound called formazan. Living cells turn red while dead cells remain colorless.
Triphenyl tetrazolium chloride
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
Color/Purity:Off-white to yellow powder
Forms colorless to yellow (practically clear) solution when dissolved 5% in ethanol or water.
PubChem Chemical ID:9283
Storage/Handling:Store at 5 °C, and protect from light.
|MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
|Store at 4°C. Protect from light.