5-Bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D-galactopyranoside

5-Bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D-galactopyranoside

Synonyms X-Gal; 5-Bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D -galactoside; BCIG

CAS Number: 7240-90-6 Molecular Formula: C14H15BrClNO6 Molecular Weight: 408.629 g/mol

Beilstein Registry Number: 1402009 EC Number: 230-640-8 MDL Number: MFCD00005666

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Description

Product Description

5-Bromo-4-Chloro-3-Indolyl-Β-D-Galactopyranoside

Application Notes

5-Bromo-4-Chloro-3-Indolyl-β-D-Galactopyranoside is used as indigogenic substrate for β-galactosidase, for detection of β-galactosidase-positive clones, and the identification of lac and bacterial colonies or phage plaques. It is the substrate of choice for blue-white selection of recombinant bacterial colonies with the lac+ genotype. X−Gal is cleaved by β−galactosidase to yield an insoluble blue precipitate. X−Gal is particularly useful in molecular biology applications to detect the activity of β−galactosidase which is frequently used as a reporter gene. In cloning, X−Gal is used to detect insertion of foreign DNA into the lacZ region of plasmid DNA using α-complementation which is based on vectors such as the pUC and the M13mp series that carry a fragment of the β-galactosidase gene encoding an α-fragment of β-galactosidase.

Usage Statement

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Key Applications

Indigogenic substrate for β-galactosidase

Specifications
SKU 02194811-CF
Alternate Names X-Gal; 5-Bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D -galactoside; BCIG
Application Notes 5-Bromo-4-Chloro-3-Indolyl-β-D-Galactopyranoside is used as indigogenic substrate for β-galactosidase, for detection of β-galactosidase-positive clones, and the identification of lac and bacterial colonies or phage plaques. It is the substrate of choice for blue-white selection of recombinant bacterial colonies with the lac+ genotype. X−Gal is cleaved by β−galactosidase to yield an insoluble blue precipitate. X−Gal is particularly useful in molecular biology applications to detect the activity of β−galactosidase which is frequently used as a reporter gene. In cloning, X−Gal is used to detect insertion of foreign DNA into the lacZ region of plasmid DNA using α-complementation which is based on vectors such as the pUC and the M13mp series that carry a fragment of the β-galactosidase gene encoding an α-fragment of β-galactosidase.
Base Catalog Number 194811
Beilstein Registry Number 1402009
CAS # 7240-90-6
EC Number 230-640-8
Format Powder
Grade Molecular Biology Grade
Molecular Formula C14H15BrClNO6
Molecular Weight 408.629 g/mol
Optical Rotation (c=1, DMF:H2O 1:1): -62.0 ° (Lit.)
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, respirator filter
Purity ≥98%
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.