Patent Number: 6,166,202

Title: Benzophenoxazine dyes

Abstract: Benzophenoxazine compounds have formula (I) where X is O or NH, Y is NR.sup.1 R.sup.2 or H, R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are alkyl or -L-A, L is a linker and A may be a reactive group by means of which the compound is linked to a biomolecule. The compounds can be used as fluorescent dyes for labelling biomolecules. ##STR1##

Inventors: Simmonds; Adrian (Bucks, GB), Miller; James N (Leics, GB), Moody; Christopher John (Exeter, GB), Swann; Elizabeth (Randalstown, GB), Briggs; Mark Samuel Jonathan (Amersham, GB), Bruce; Ian Edward (Dunslauglin, GB)

Assignee: Amersham Pharmacia Biotech UK Limited

International Classification: C07D 265/00 (20060101); C07D 413/12 (20060101); C07D 413/00 (20060101); C07D 265/34 (20060101); C09B 19/00 (20060101); G01N 33/533 (20060101); C07D 265/34 (); C07D 498/00 (); C07D 279/36 (); C07D 513/00 (); A01N 061/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017