Questions tagged [dye]

For questions related to compounds for producing color (intentional or not).

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Is there dye that attaches only to human DNA? [closed]

I am looking for simple way to tell if blood stain is from human blood or some other animals. I know there are fluorescent DNA dyes, but is there dye that only attaches to human DNA?
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Is there any red dye that will work with perflurocarbons?

I have a perflourocarbon (PFC) that I am trying to dye a light red. Is there any way for this to be possible or a specific dye that works with the PFCs?
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Does there exist a dye that will primarily bind with water in a water/oil emulsion?

I'm wondering if there exists a type of dye that will bind primarily with water when introduced to a water/oil emulsion. That way if the water is centrifuged to the bottom of the vial, it will be dyed ...
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Reduction of triphenylmethane dyes in ink

Right now I'm trying to explain why the ink from an ink pen turns colourless in water. I know that the pH is responsible as it breaks apart the conjugated system of double bonds. I'm just not sure on ...
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How can I preserve chlorophyll for long periods of time?

I'm currently working on a XIX century photographic process called Anthotype. It relies on organic colored substances that fade when exposed to sunlight. For the substances I've tried alcoholic ...
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How to make equal density pool dye without diffusion

I have a leak I have been struggling to find in my in-ground pool. I am losing about 1/4" of water per day and I believe the issue is one of the fittings in the bottom of the pool. There are two ...
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Why does SYBR green emit more signal when bound to DNA?

Principle of SYBR Green SYBR Green I (SG) is an asymmetrical cyanine dye used as a nucleic acid stain in molecular biology. (wiki) This molecule is commonly used in qPCR to meassure the ...
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Mechanism of formation of 2-naphthol red dye (aka Sudan 1)

As you can see in the image diazonium can attack at 2 different positions to form different products then why only the first product is correct? As there are two ortho positions available why does it ...
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Strange green and gold coloured chemical [closed]

I have a reagent bottle with an unknown chemical that came with some other lab gear about 30 years ago, I stumbled on it again when clearing out some old stuff. It is a standard brown glass Merck of ...
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Do indigo and leuco-indigo have fully conjugated pi systems?

I've just come across a figure indicating the positions of conjugated bonds in indigo and leucoindigo, and I'm quite confused about why both molecules aren't fully conjugated. My reasoning is as ...
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Anthracine blue composition

In 1873 a German chemist named Springmühl announced a derivative of alizarin which acted as a blue dye and he sold this dye for a high price. The dye was sometimes called "anthracine blue" and ...