2-(4-Iodophenyl)-3-(4-nitrophenyl)-5-(2,4-disulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium sodium salt
SPECIFICATIONS & PROPERTIES
Light yellow to light brown powder
Store long-term at 2-8°C
Soluble in water (10 mg/ml)
A highly sensitive tetrazolium reagent that produces a water-soluble formazan in NADH
REVIEW WST-1 is a light red, highly sensitive tetrazolium reagent that produces a water-soluble formazan (dark red color) in NADH and cell proliferation assays. This is due to cleavage by mitochondrial dehydrogenase.
Ishiyama, M. et al.: Chem. Pharm. Bull. 41(6), 1118-1122 (1993).