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Cresol Red Solution Preparation and Recipe

Cresol red is used as a tracking dye for DNA/RNA in agarose gel electrophoresis and protein in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis.

To prepare  L of Cresol Red Solution:
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Table 1. Required components
sodium salt of cresol red (Aldrich) (mw: 404.41 g/mol)4000 g9.891 M
  1. Prepare 800 mL of distilled water in a suitable container.
  2. Add 4000 g of sodium salt of cresol red (Aldrich) to the solution.
  3. Add distilled water until the volume is 1 L.
  4. Store the 10 mM solution at room temperature.

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AAT Bioquest, Inc. (2024May 28). Quest Calculate™ Cresol Red Solution Preparation and Recipe. AAT Bioquest. https://www.aatbio.com/resources/buffer-preparations-and-recipes/cresol-red-solution.