3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) is a silylation agent used treat glass slides and create a reactive film (primary Amines). Also known as APES. Treated surface can be used to crosslink and immobilize proteins and other molecules. APTES is used to treat the glass slide before mounting tissue sections during immunohistochemistry (IHC).
3-Triethoxysilylpropylamine, APTES, APTS, APES
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Store at 4°C.
APTES is soluble in toluene, acetone, ethanol at 100 mg/mL, and chloroform . Stability in solvents with hydroxyl groups (alcohols, water) is very poor, and only limited in acetone. Incompatible with acids and strong oxidizing agents, and may decompose on exposure to moisture._x000D_
APTES is a toxic compound with an MSDS health hazard score of 3, affecting the nervous system, liver, and kidneys. APTES fumes are destructive to the mucous membranes and the upper respiratory tract, and should be used in a fume hood with gloves. If a fume hood is not available, a face shield and full face respirator must be implemented. _x000D_
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