Cycloheptaamylose dansyl chloride

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A fluorescent dye used to detect proteins. Cycloheptaamylose dansyl chloride (DC-C7A) is a water soluble complex made cyclodextrin hydrate mixed with Dansyl chloride. It forms a bright yellow solid that is soluble in aqueous alkaline solution. With the exception of Albumin, DC-C7A is has good selectivity for most proteins in paint samples, including Casein (Messinger 1992).

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  • J.Messinger, "Ultraviolet-Fluorescence Microscopy of Paint Cross Sections: Cycloheptaamylose-Dansyl Chloride Complex as a Protein-Selective Stain" JAIC 31:267-74, 1992.