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phenylenediamine Line breaks: phenyl¦ene|di¦amine
Pronunciation: /ˌfɛnɪliːnˌdʌɪˈeɪmiːn/
/ˌfɛnɪliːnˌdʌɪˈamiːn/ /ˈdʌɪəmiːn/

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Definition of phenylenediamine in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
A synthetic crystalline compound used widely in the manufacture of dyes and other chemicals and as a photographic developer.
  • Chemical formula: C6H4(NH2)2: three isomers
Example sentences
  • To stain the nuclear DNA, 1 g/ml DAPI was added to mounting solution (1 mg/ml phenylenediamine, 50% glycerol).
  • The tissues were washed in PBS and incubated in FITC-conjugated goat anti-mouse IgG for 2 hr and then washed in PBS and mounted in 90% glycerol containing 0.01% phenylenediamine.
  • Nuclei were counterstained with 4 ’, 6-diamidino - 2-phenylindole at 1g/ml in a phenylenediamine antifade.
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