WST-8 is a next generation tetrazolium reagent that serves as a sensitive chromogenic indicator for NADH. It is reduced by NADH at neutral pHs in the presence of 1-methoxy PMS to produce the corresponding formazan dye that absorbs at 460 nM. Useful as a cell viability indicator in cell proliferation assays.
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Does anyone know the molar absorptivity of WST-8
Asked by: AJK123
Thank you for your question. We could not locate the molar absorptivity, however, the following publications might be helpful.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2017-10-13
how to prepare the stock solution for cell viability assay?
Asked by: JennyLiu
Thank you for your question. We do not have a specific protocol for stock solutions for cell viability assays. A general stock solution ma be made by dissolving the WST-8 in the solvent of choice. WST-8 is soluble in the organic solvent DMSO, which should be purged with an inert gas. The solubility of WST-8 in DMSO is approximately 1 mg/ml. Further dilutions of the stock solution into aqueous buffers or isotonic saline should be made prior to performing biological experiments. Ensure that the residual amount of organic solvent is insignificant, since organic solvents may have physiological effects at low concentrations. Organic solvent-free aqueous solutions of WST-8 can be prepared by directly dissolving the crystalline solid in aqueous buffers. The solubility of WST-8 in PBS, pH 7.2, is approximately 5 mg/ml. We do not recommend storing the aqueous solution for more than one day.
Answered by: Technical Service
Date published: 2018-04-11
What is the solubility in DMSO?
Asked by: chemicalsmg
Thank you for your question. WST-8: sc-391198 is soluble in DMSO at approximately 1mg/ml.
Answered by: Chemical Support 3
Date published: 2017-03-24
What is WST-8 soluble in?
Asked by: SCchem16
Thank you for your question.
This chemical is soluble in large polar solvents like H2O, DMSO, etc. It is not very soluble in ethyl acetate, etc.
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Various publications cite the use of WSTVarious publications cite the use of WST-8 as a sensitive chromogenic indicator for NADH. It is reduced by NADH at neutral pHs in the presence of 1-methoxy PMS to produce the corresponding formazan dye that absorbs at 460 nM. Useful as a cell viability indicator in cell proliferation assays. -SCBT Publication Review
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