Cresol Red 5g
|Cresol red (pH indicator)|
|below pH 7.2||above pH 8.8|
|Molar mass||382.43 g/mol|
Bromocresol green may cause irritation. Skin and eye contact should be avoided.
Cresol red can be used in many common molecular biology reactions in place of other loading dyes. Does not inhibit Taq polymerase to the same degree as other common loading dyes.
It can also be used as an electrophoretic color marker to monitor the process of agarose gel electrophoresis and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. In a 1% agarose gel, it runs approximately at the size of a 125 base pair (bp) DNA molecule (it depends on the concentration of buffer and other component). Bromophenol blue and xylene cyanol can also be used for this purpose.