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Compound Summary for: CID 14710

Ethidium

Also known as: ETHIDIUM BROMIDE, Homidium bromide, Dromilac, 1239-45-8, 3,8-Diamino-5-ethyl-6-phenylphenanthridinium bromide, Ethydium bromide, EtBr
Molecular Formula: C21H20BrN3   Molecular Weight: 394.3076   InChIKey: ZMMJGEGLRURXTF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A trypanocidal agent and possible antiviral agent that is widely used in experimental cell biology and biochemistry. Ethidium has several experimentally useful properties including binding to nucleic acids, noncompetitive inhibition of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, and fluorescence among others. It is most commonly used as the bromide.   From: MeSH
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