Fluorescamine

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Fluorescamine[1]
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Names
IUPAC name
4'-phenylspiro[2-benzofuran-3,2'-furan]-1,3'-dione
Other names
Fluram
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.048.904
MeSH D005450
Properties
C17H10O4
Molar mass 278.26 g/mol
Melting point 153 to 157 °C (307 to 315 °F; 426 to 430 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Fluorescamine is a spiro compound that is not fluorescent itself, but reacts with primary amines to form highly fluorescent products. It hence has been used as a reagent for the detection of amines and peptides. 1-100 µg of protein and down 10pg protein can be detected.[2][3] This method is found to suffer of high blanks resulting of high rate of hydrolysis due to used excess concentration. Alternative methods are based on ortho-Phthalaldehyde (OPA), Ellman's reagent (DTNB) and epicocconone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fluram at Sigma-Aldrich
  2. ^ Böhlen P., S. Stein,W. Dairman, and S. Undenfriend, Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 155, 1973, 213–220
  3. ^ protocol by Fluoprobes