Perylene is a polycyclic hydrocarbon. When used as a dye perylene displays a blue fluorescence, making it useful as a lipid probe in cytochemistry. It is also used in peroxyoxalate luminescence and has the strongest chemiluminescent response out of the fluorophores used. Perylene also forms the basis for the synthesis of several other dyes such as vat red 29.
MW: 252.31 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature and protect from light.
PubChem Chemical ID: 9142