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50 mg
100 mg

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Application: Thiol compound derivatization for HPLC analysis

Chemical Name: 4-Fluoro-7-sulfamoylbenzofurazan
CAS: 91366-65-3

Appearance: White or slightly yellow crystalline powder
Purity: ≥99.0% (HPLC)
MW: 217.18, C6H4FN3O3S

Storage Condition: -20ºC, protect from light and moisture
Shipping Condition: ambient temperature

Derivatization Reaction

Product Description
ABD-F has a benzofurazan moiety that produces a highly fluorescent compound through the reaction with a sulfhydryl group. The excitation and emission of the devivatized compound are 389 nm and 513 nm, respectively. The reaction rate of ABD-F is 30 times faster than that of SBD-F. ABD-F reactions with thiol compounds are completed within 5 minutes in aqueous conditions at 50ºC, pH 8. However, ABD-F does not react with alanine, proline, or cystine under these conditions. Its maximum fluorescence intensity can be observed at pH 2. In reversephase HPLC analysis, pre-labeled ABD-thiol compounds can be detected separately. The detection limits (S/N=3) are 0.6 pmol per injection for cysteine, 0.4 pmol per injection for glutathione, 1.9 pmol per injection for N-acetylcysteine, and 0.5 pmol per injection for cysteamine.
ABD Labeling Protocol
1. To prepare sample solution, mix or dissolve a sample with 100 mM borate buffer, pH 8.0 containing 2 mM EDTA.
2. Mix 500 μl of the sample solution and 500 μl of 1 mM ABD-F/100 mM borate buffer in a reaction vial.
3. Heat the vial at 50ºC for 5 minutes and cool it on an ice bath.
4. Add 300 μl of 100 mM HCl aqueous solution to the reaction mixture.
5. Use this mixture for HPLC analysis to determine ABD-labeled compounds; excitation: 389 nm, emission: 513 nm.

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