- Glycerol-based mountant, ideal for immediate sample viewing
- Contains oxygen scavenger 1,4-diaza bicyclo (2.2.2) octane (DABCO)
Use of the SlowFade® Antifade Kit can extend the useful fluorescence emission of fluorescein more than 50-fold, and can preserve the signal in cell and tissue mounts for up to two years. However, this original SlowFade® reagent formulation, like all DABCO-based mountants substantially quenches the initial fluorescence of fluorescein and almost completely quenches that of the Alexa Fluor® 350, Alexa Fluor® 405, and Cascade Blue® fluorophores.
Other Options for Antifade Mountants
New formulations of curing mountants (ProLong® Gold reagent) and glycerol-based mountants (SlowFade® Gold reagent) are now available with and without DAPI nuclear stain. These deliver improved performance for most dyes, including Alexa Fluor® dyes. For photobleaching protection with Qdot® nanocrystals, we offer Qmount® Qdot® mounting medium.
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