boron hydride

Michael Kuhn mkuhn at
Thu Jul 5 14:45:03 EST 2001

Dear Jan,

They may mean sodium borohydride (Aldrich #21,346-2), a mild reducing agent
used for decolorizing fluorophores/dyes.  It reduces many aromatic dyes to
colorless and non-fluorescent (leuco) derivatives.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Michael Kuhn, President
Helix Research
Fluorescence Chemistry
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----- Original Message -----
From: <Jan_F_Keij at>
To: cyto-inbox
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 6:15 AM
Subject: boron hydride

> Folks,
> I am looking for a paper (in Cytometry?) where boron hydride was used to
> quench autofluorescence in a  BrdU application.  PubMed and OVID yield
> 20 hits for boron hydride so the mentioning of it must be hidden in the
> text.  Anyone remember that paper?
> Thanks,
> Jan.

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