Compound name: Rhodamine 123
Description: Monovalent cation, Rhodamine 123 chloride salt, highly fluorescent dye. It is a photosensitizer. It is a phototoxic stain. It is not a photodynamic agent and does not react with singlet oxygen. Rhodamine 123, a specific fluorescent stain for living mitochondria, is an interesting candidate molecule for photochemotherapy of cancer. Rhodamine 123 is a cell-permeant lipidophilic cationic dye that accumulates on the inner side of the bacterial membrane and can be visualized by using epifluorescence microscopy.
Database Links: CHEBI:8828