cyanine dye


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cyanine dye

[′sī·ə·nən ‚dī]
(organic chemistry)
C29H35N2I Green metallic crystals, soluble in water; unstable to light, the dye is used in the photography industry as a chemical sensitizer for film. Also known as iodocyanin; quinoline blue.
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Although information is less accessible regarding the dye type used in DVD recordable media, it is believed that DVD-R media use a modified form of stabilized Cyanine dye for the recording layer.
To achieve the optimum recording layer for DVD-R, TDK has modified the metal-stabilized cyanine dye used in its CD-R discs.
The fluorophores for NIR imaging had been typically limited to the general class of cyanine dyes such as indocyanine green.
My recent work has shown that PALM-like imaging of DNA can achieve a spatial resolution below 40 nm by using intercalating cyanine dyes in combination with a buffer that promotes photo-blinking.
To assess the stability of the cyanine dyes relative to the instrument stability, a homogeneous fluorescent material, SRM 2242, was incorporated into the study.
Wu, now at Stanford University Medical School, investigated cyanine dyes, a class of light-sensitive compounds used in photography.
The intercalating dye ethidium bromide, which had been used to demonstrate the concept of real-time PCR, was soon replaced with asymmetric cyanine dyes that were less inhibitory to the PCR (6).
In collaboration with Idaho Technology, we synthesized and characterized >30 asymmetric cyanine dyes.