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How do I dissolve a FITC-dextran?

Posted November 10, 2022


FITC-dextran is supplied as an orange or yellow colored powder. You can dissolve FITC-dextran in water or salt solutions, or you can dissolve the powder in polar organic solvents such as ethanol, DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide), or DMF (Dimethylformamide).

Additional resources

Molecular weight dependence on bioavailability of FITC-dextran after administration of self-dissolving micropile to rat skin

Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)

FITC–dextran conjugate (average MW = ~70K)