This novel fluorescent L-α-amino acid 4-phenanthracen-9-yl-L-phenylalanine (Phen-AA) emits greenish blue light in the visible region. The genetically encodable L-α-amino acid may find broad applications in research, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Alpha-amino acids are the common natural forms of amino acids. They are simple molecules, containing a primary amine group (NH2) and a carboxylic group (COOH) separated by one carbon (alpha-carbon). Except for glycine, other natural amino acids adopt the L configuration. Phenylalanine is an essential α-amino acid. It is used in the manufacture of food and drink products and sold as a nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects. The L-isomer is used to biochemically form proteins, coded for by DNA.
From the laboratory of Maolin Guo, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
|Product Type:||Small Molecule|
|Format:||Off white powder|
|Solubility:||Soluble in DMSO|
|Spectral Information:||See reference: Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 12578-12581|
|Comments:||Usually dissolve in DMSO first, then dilute it in a desired solvent or solvent mixture. The provider recommends 2mg per experiment.|
|Storage:||-20C or -80C|
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