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CAS#: 106070-31-9

Description: DCFH, also known as 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein, is a fluororescent agent. It is a key chemcial for the dichlorofluorescin (DCFH) oxidation assay. Fluorogenic probes such as 2',7'-dichlorofluorescin (DCFH) have been extensively used to detect oxidative events and to measure antioxidant capacity.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 106070-31-9

Theoretical Analysis

Hodoodo Cat#: H556201
Name: DCFH
CAS#: 106070-31-9
Chemical Formula: C20H12Cl2O5
Exact Mass: 402.0062
Molecular Weight: 403.211
Elemental Analysis: C, 59.58; H, 3.00; Cl, 17.58; O, 19.84

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Synonym: DCFH, 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-(2,7-Dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-9H-xanthen-9-yl)benzoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C20H12Cl2O5/c21-13-5-11-17(7-15(13)23)27-18-8-16(24)14(22)6-12(18)19(11)9-3-1-2-4-10(9)20(25)26/h1-8,19,23-24H,(H,25,26)

SMILES Code: O=C(O)C1=CC=CC=C1C2C3=C(OC4=C2C=C(Cl)C(O)=C4)C=C(O)C(Cl)=C3

Appearance: To be determined

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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3: Boyles M, Murphy F, Mueller W, Wohlleben W, Jacobsen NR, Braakhuis H, Giusti A, Stone V. Development of a standard operating procedure for the DCFH2-DA acellular assessment of reactive oxygen species produced by nanomaterials. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2022 Jul;32(6):439-452. doi: 10.1080/15376516.2022.2029656. Epub 2022 Jan 28. PMID: 35086424.

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8: Laggner H, Hermann M, Gmeiner BM, Kapiotis S. Cu2+ and Cu+ bathocuproine disulfonate complexes promote the oxidation of the ROS-detecting compound dichlorofluorescin (DCFH). Anal Bioanal Chem. 2006 Jul;385(5):959-61. doi: 10.1007/s00216-006-0498-y. Epub 2006 May 20. PMID: 16791578.

9: Afri M, Frimer AA, Cohen Y. Active oxygen chemistry within the liposomal bilayer. Part IV: Locating 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein (DCF), 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein (DCFH) and 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate (DCFH-DA) in the lipid bilayer. Chem Phys Lipids. 2004 Aug;131(1):123-33. doi: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2004.04.006. PMID: 15210370.

10: Yoshida Y, Shimakawa S, Itoh N, Niki E. Action of DCFH and BODIPY as a probe for radical oxidation in hydrophilic and lipophilic domain. Free Radic Res. 2003 Aug;37(8):861-72. doi: 10.1080/1071576031000148736. PMID: 14567446.

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