Agent Name

Fluorescamine

CAS Number

38183-12-9

Formula

C17-H10-O4

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

4-Phenylspiro(furan-2(3H),1'(3'H)-isobenzofuran)-3,3'-dione; Spiro(furan-2(3H),1'(3'H)-isobenzofuran)-3,3'-dione, 4-phenyl-; [ChemIDplus] 4-Phenylspiro(furan-2(3H),1'-phthalan)-3,3'-dione; Ro-20-7234; Fluram; [Merck Index]

Category

Indicator Dyes

Description

Off-white odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an analytical reagent; [Merck Index] "Fluorescamine is a spiro compound that is not fluorescent itself, but reacts with primary amines to form highly fluorescent products. It hence has been used as a reagent for the detection of amines and peptides." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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