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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.
Tang, S.; Chang, Y.; Chia, G. H.; Lee, H. K. Selective extraction and release using (EDTA-Ni)-layered double hydroxide coupled with catalytic oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine for sensitive detection of copper ion. Anal. Chim. Acta 2015, 885, 106-113.
Guo, Y.; Ma, Q.; Cao, F.; Zhao, Q.; Ji, X. Colorimetric detection of hypochlorite in tap water based on the oxidation of 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine. Anal. Methods 2015, 7 (10), 4055-4058.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/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.