December 08, 2008
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trans-trans-trans-1,6-Diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene is used extensively in biomembrane research. According to its manufacturer, Invitrogen, it is almost nonfluorescent in water, but it exhibits a strong increase in fluorescence when it is intercalated into membranes. It can be used as a probe for viscosity, polarity, and lipid order.

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