An evaluation of a number of commercial reactive textile dyes with regard to suitability for staining of proteins prior to polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis showed that a blue dye containing a difluorochloropyrimidyl group gave excellent quantitation. The sensitivity was as good as with other dyes suggested for the same purpose. Reaction conditions have been optimized to reach completion in 3 hr at 40°C. A simple device for slicing gels is described. The main errors responsible for experimental scatter are briefly discussed. © 1977.
Bosshard, H. F., & Datyner, A. (1977). The use of a new reactive dye for quantitation of prestained proteins on polyacrylamide gels. Analytical Biochemistry, 82(2), 327–333. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-2697(77)90168-3