PEG & Fluorescent Dyes Solutions

PEGylation of fluorescent dyes

In the context of dye labeling, PEGylation can be used to modify the dye molecule itself. By attaching PEG chains to dyes, solubility is improved, aggregation is reduced, stability is enhanced, and non-specific interactions of dye molecules are minimized. The PEG labeling process of this dye is particularly useful for applications requiring high sensitivity, low background, and improved photostability, such as fluorescence imaging, flow cytometry, or protein labeling. BOC Sciences provides a comprehensive one-stop solution for the PEGylation of dyes. Our PEGylation service allows the conjugation of various dyes to polyethylene glycol chains, enabling visualization and tracking of modified molecules. Our company has a team of experienced scientists who can provide customized PEGylation solutions according to specific requirements.

What is Fluorescent Dye Labeling?

Fluorescent dyes refer to substances that absorb light waves of a certain wavelength and emit light waves of another wavelength greater than the absorbed light. Most of them are compounds containing benzene rings or heterocycles with conjugated double bonds. After absorbing ultraviolet or visible light, it can convert short-wavelength light into longer-wavelength visible light and reflect it, showing bright and bright colors. Fluorescent labeling technology refers to the use of fluorescent substances to covalently bind or physically adsorb on a certain group of the molecule to be studied. This labeling technique enables the visualization, detection, and quantification of labeled molecules. PEG is widely used in dye labeling applications due to its unique properties. Theoretically, the PEGylation process can help improve the water solubility, stability, and biocompatibility of fluorescent dyes, making them suitable for various biomedical applications, such as imaging, drug delivery, and diagnostics.

Emission wavelength of rhodamines Fig. 1. Emission Wavelengths of O-rhodamines (ORs), C-rhodamines (CRs), Si-rhodamines (SiRs) and sulfone-rhodamine dyes (SO2Rs) (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2016, 8(35): 22953-22962).

Our PEGylation Workflow for Fluorescent Dyes

  • Selection of fluorescent dyes: Choose a suitable fluorescent dye based on its required properties, such as brightness, photostability, and emission wavelength.
  • Activation of dyes: Fluorescent dyes are chemically modified to introduce reactive functional groups such as amines or thiols, which are then reacted with PEG.
  • Preparation of PEGylation reagents: Select PEG molecules of appropriate length and functional groups. Pegylation reagents can be monofunctional (having one reactive end) or polyfunctional (having multiple reactive ends).
  • Conjugation reaction: The activated fluorescent dye and pegylation reagent are mixed together and reacted under suitable conditions, such as specific pH or temperature. The reactive functional group on the dye reacts with the reactive end of the PEG molecule to form a covalent bond.
  • Purification: After the conjugation reaction, unreacted PEGylation reagents and other impurities are removed by purification techniques such as dialysis, centrifugation, or chromatography.
  • Characterization: Characterize the PEGylated fluorescent dye to confirm the successful attachment of the PEG chains. The product can be analyzed using techniques such as spectroscopy, chromatography, or mass spectrometry.

Our Service Capabilities

Fluorescent DyesService Portfolios
Fluorescein DerivativesProtein Labeling
Rhodamine DerivativesAntibody Labeling
Coumarin DerivativesPeptide Labeling
BODIPY DerivativesOligonucleotide Labeling
Cascade Blue DerivativesEnzyme Labeling
Lucifer Yellow DerivativesNucleic Acid Labeling
Phycobiliprotein DerivativesSmall Molecule Labeling

Advantages of Our PEGylated Fluorescent Dyes

Our PEGylated fluorescent dyes offer several advantages, including but not limited to:

  • PEGylation increases the water solubility of the fluorescent dye, making it easy to dissolve in aqueous solutions. This is important for applications such as fluorescence microscopy that require the dye to be dispersed in a liquid medium.
  • PEGylation increases the stability of the fluorochrome from degradation and photobleaching, which is ideal for long-term imaging experiments or applications involving prolonged exposure to light.
  • In addition, PEGylation can also reduce the toxicity of fluorescent dyes, making them more suitable for use in biological systems. Here, the PEG chains act as a protective barrier, preventing the dye from interacting with cells or tissues in a harmful manner.

One-stop PEGylation Solutions

BOC Sciences provides comprehensive and efficient one-stop PEGylation solutions involving the covalent attachment of PEG molecules to various biomolecules such as antibodies, small molecules, proteins and peptides. Our services are aimed at enhancing the therapeutic properties of these biomolecules and optimizing their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. BOC Sciences can accommodate PEGylation projects of all sizes, from small-scale R&D to large-scale production. We have the infrastructure and capabilities to handle varying quantities of biomolecules and PEGylation reagents.

Why BOC Sciences?

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    More than 2000+ products in inventory

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    Multi specification for academic research and industrial production

  • 24/7 Technical Support

    Strict process parameter control to ensure product quality



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