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Cat.No. 5015 - 5-BrdU | C9H11BrN2O5 | CAS No. 59-14-3
Description: Synthetic thymidine analog; used for cell proliferation assays
Chemical Name: 5-Bromo-2-deoxyuridine
Purity: ≥99% (HPLC)

Biological Activity

Synthetic thymidine analog; incorporated into DNA during replication. Used in assays for cell proliferation.

Technical Data

M. Wt 307.1
Formula C9H11BrN2O5
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥99% (HPLC)
CAS Number 59-14-3
PubChem ID 6035
Smiles O[C@H]1C[C@H](N2C=C(Br)C(NC2=O)=O)O[C@@H]1CO

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Solubility Data

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
water 15.36 50
DMSO 30.71 100

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 307.1. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 3.26 mL 16.28 mL 32.56 mL
5 mM 0.65 mL 3.26 mL 6.51 mL
10 mM 0.33 mL 1.63 mL 3.26 mL
50 mM 0.07 mL 0.33 mL 0.65 mL

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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Stacey and Hitomi (2008) Cell cycle studies basd upon quantitative image analysis. Cytometry A 73A 270 PMID: 18163464

Barker et al (2013) A new method for in vitro detection of bromodeoxyuridine in serum: a proof of concept in a songbird species, the canary. PLoS One 8 e63692 PMID: 23691086

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