Excellent colorimetric substrate for detection of horseradish peroxidase labelled probes; particularly useful in ELISA techniques, blue result can be read spectrophotometrically at 370 or 650 nm3,3′,5,5′-Tetramethylbenzidine is used as a clinical reagent for testing blood. It is also a chromogenic substrate which is used in staining procedures in immunohistochemistry. Further, it is used as a visualizing reagent in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. In addition to this, it is used as a replacement for carcinogenic compounds such as benzidine and o-phenylenediamine.
Soluble in ethyl acetate, ethanol, acetone, chloroform, toluene and dimethyl sulfoxide. Insoluble in water.
Light and moisture sensitive. Store in a cool place. Incompatible with metals, strong acids and strong oxidizing agents.
|168° to 171°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : DV2300000
TSCA : TSCA