AkaLumine HCL (TokeOni)

Luciferin analog displaying luminescence peak at 677 nm (near-infrared window) with standard firefly luciferase reporter system enabling deeper and more sensitive tissue imaging due to the reduced absorption and scattering of light compared to photonic emissions in the visible wavelengths. The analog also provides stroger emissions for for in vitro assays compared to use of D-Luciferin.

Chemical Name: (4S)-2-[(1E,3E)-4-[4-(Dimethylamino)phenyl]-1,3-butadien-1-yl]-4,5-dihydro-4-thiazolecarboxylic acid hydrochloride
Molecular Weight: 302.39
Purity: 96% by HPLC
Soluble at 5 mg/mL in water and 10 mg/ml in DMSO. A gentle warming in water bath at 45-60°C is recommended for solubilizing in water
Reference publication: Kuchimaru T, et al. Nat Commun. 2016 Jun 14;7:11856. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11856. PubMed PMID: 27297211; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4911627
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