Nile Red has found a new use in microplastic research. When samples from the environment are stained using Nile Red, the plastic in the samples is then fluorescent when irradiated with 460nm blue light.
Our chemist has formulated a version made especially for microplastic research. It is available as
It is packaged in a 250 mL threaded amber glass bottle. Prior to filling, the bottles are flushed with methanol to remove plastic contaminants.