Agent Name

Firefly luciferin

CAS Number

2591-17-5

Formula

C11-H8-N2-O3-S2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(S)-4,5-Dihydro-2-(6-hydroxybenzothiazol-2-yl)thiazole-4-carboxylic acid; 4-Thiazolecarboxylic acid, 4,5-dihydro-2-(6-hydroxy-2-benzothiazolyl)-, (S)-; [ChemIDplus] (4S)-4,5-Dihydro-2-(6-hydroxy-2-benzothiazolyl)-4-thiazolecarboxylic acid; D-(-)-Luciferin; [Merck Index] D-Luciferin; (S)-2-(6-Hydroxy-2-benzothiazolyl)-2-thiazoline-4-carboxylic acid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

Pale yellow solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Luciferins emit light (bioluminescence) when oxidized by the enzyme luciferase; Used in an ATP assay; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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