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Chromogenic Catechol Substrates

These novel compounds, exemplified by the 3',4'-Dihydroxyflavone (DHF) derivatives such as DHF-galactoside (50045), DHF-glucoside (50059) and DHF-riboside (50180) offer several advantages over classic indoxyl substrates like X-Gal. Used in conjunction with an iron salt, bacteria which hydrolyse these new substrates produce discrete black or dark brown colonies on agar plates. These colours contrast with the blues and reds produced by most indoxyl substrates. Moreover, with the choice of appropriate substrates, DHF compounds may be used to mask the products of other enzyme activity indicators, including indoxyl substrates. When aluminium salts are used in place of iron salts, DHF compounds have the unique ability to furnish discrete yellow colonies.

DHF and other 2-Hyroxyphenyl (catechol, product code 14XXX) substrates are protected by European Patent EP1438423, US Patent 7,531,646 and European Patent EP1438424 if appropriate, as indicated under each product.

Code Item
14007 2-Hydroxyphenyl N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminide sodium salt
14065 2-Hydroxyphenyl β-D-glucuronide cyclohexylammonium salt
14066 2-Hydroxyphenyl β-D-glucuronide sodium salt
14180 2-Hydroxyphenyl β-D-ribofuranoside sodium salt

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