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Is rhodamine a fluorochrome?

Posted September 30, 2021


Yes, rhodamine is a fluorochrome.

Rhodamine refers to a family of highly fluorescent dyes that are derivatives of xanthene. All dyes in the rhodamine family fluoresce a bright color that is easily detectable even in very low concentrations, making them very useful in a number of biotechnology applications including ELISA, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.

Additional resources

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