GoldView nucleic acid stains for the visualization of double-stranded DNA, single-stranded DNA, and RNA in agarose gels. The dyes are developed to prelace toxic Ethidium Bromide (EBr a potent mutagen), commonly used in gel electrophoresis for visualization of nucleic acids in agarose gels. It emits green fluorescence when bound to DNA or RNA. This new stain has two fluorescence excitation maxima when bound to nucleic acid, one centered at 268 nm and another at 294 nm. In addition, it has one visible excitation at 491 nm. The Fluorescence emission of GoldView bound to DNA is centered at 530 nm.
GoldView products are non-carcinogenic by the Ames-test. The results are negative in both the mouse marrow chromophilous erythrocyte micronucleus and mous spermary spermatocyte chromosomal aberration tests.
GoldView Nucleic Acid stains are non-carcinogenic, but may cause skin and eye-irritations. Always wear gloves when working with the product.