Azure II

Product Description

Azure II. For preparation of Romanowsky stains, made by mixing Azure B and Methylene Blue stains.

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Introduction

Histology, cytology and other related scientific disciplines study the microscopic anatomy of tissues and cells. In order to demonstrate a good tissue and cellular structure, the samples need to be stained in a correct manner. Azure II powder dye is a mixture of Azure B (Azure I) and Methylene Blue dye in equal ratios. It is used for hematologic staining with added Eosin Y stain. The usual color of nuclei (purple) is achieved as a result of molecular interactions between the Eosin Y stain and the Azure B-DNA complex. Staining intensity depends on the amount of Azure II and Azure B/Eosin Y ratio. Several factors may contribute to the results of staining, such as pH solution and buffer solutions, buffer substances, fixation and duration of the staining procedure.

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Trade name: AZURE II
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Catalogue number: A2-P-X**

Available volumes:
25 g

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Transporting/shipment by road (ADR) - Not classified
Transporting/shipment by sea (IMDG) - Not classified
Transporting/shipment by air (ICAO-TI/IATA-DGR) - Not classified

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