Cyanine5 dye is a fluorescent dye that is commonly used in biological research and imaging applications. It belongs to the family of cyanine dyes, which are characterized by their ability to absorb and emit light in the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Cyanine5 dye is known for its high sensitivity and photostability, which makes it an ideal choice for applications that require long-term imaging or detection of low-abundance targets. Its fluorescence emission maximum at 670 nm is well-suited for multiplexing with other dyes, allowing for the simultaneous detection of multiple targets in a single sample.
Cyanine5 dye can be conjugated to a variety of biomolecules such as antibodies, nucleic acids, and proteins, enabling it to be used for a wide range of applications such as immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, and in vivo imaging.