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Ethidium bromide Specifications
[C21H20BrN3], also known as
bromoethane [H3C-CH2Br] or simply "EtBr",
is used in the biochemistry by detecting nucleic acids. They can be also detected with
ultraviolet lights, but they are dangerous to the human's eye, so this is where Ethidium bromide
stain takes part in and makes the availability for the nucleic acids to be viewed just with
enclosed camera. The more common use of the Ethidium bromide stain is the detection of DNA or RNA
gel samples. Ethidium bromide is DNAs and RNAs intercalators, which makes it get into the empty area of the dual helix.
Ethidium bromide structure
Ethidium bromide Side Effects
Although the good sides, it comes with price, Ethidium bromide is toxic and has mutagenic signs,
which should be handled with care in lab environment.