Event Title

Nile Blue A Liquid Crystalline Derivatives for Histological Staining

Location

Buller Hall

Start Date

2-26-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

2-26-2016 4:00 PM

Description

The objectives of this project were to (1) synthetically modify Nile Blue A (NBA), a common biological stain, to create liquid crystalline derivatives and (2) probe into the differences between the common use of the biological dye as opposed to the modified liquid crystalline product. This involved the synthesis of the NBA liquid crystal derivative, characterization of product, and assaying for liquid crystalline properties. To evaluate its histological function, a general staining procedure for NBA was performed with both modified and unmodified NBA to evaluate novel properties that the liquid crystalline derivative of NBA presented.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Desmond Murray

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Feb 26th, 2:30 PM Feb 26th, 4:00 PM

Nile Blue A Liquid Crystalline Derivatives for Histological Staining

Buller Hall

The objectives of this project were to (1) synthetically modify Nile Blue A (NBA), a common biological stain, to create liquid crystalline derivatives and (2) probe into the differences between the common use of the biological dye as opposed to the modified liquid crystalline product. This involved the synthesis of the NBA liquid crystal derivative, characterization of product, and assaying for liquid crystalline properties. To evaluate its histological function, a general staining procedure for NBA was performed with both modified and unmodified NBA to evaluate novel properties that the liquid crystalline derivative of NBA presented.