Alizarin red can form stable red complexes with many metal ions, and is often used as a metal indicator in analysis. Calcium is abundant in human bones, and many dyes can form chelates with calcium, including alizarin red. Alizarin red is the sodium salt of alizarin sulfonate, which can chelate with calcium salts in calcium carbonate or calcium phosphate to form an orange-red complex. Alizarin red tends to give more reliable results for staining small amounts of sediment, and is suitable for staining tissue with small amounts of calcium salts.
OriCellTM Alizarin Red Staining Solution can stain a small amount of calcium deposits, and is suitable for the staining of calcium salt tissues in the osteogenic differentiation of stem cells.
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