Trypan Blue

Property Data
Common name
Suggested name
Other names
C.I. number
C.I. name
Class
Ionisation
Solubility aqueous
Solubility ethanol
Absorption maximum
Colour
Empirical formula
Formula weight
Trypan blue
Trypan blue
Niagara blue 3B
23850
Direct blue 14
Azo
Acid
Moderate
Slight
607 (Conn), 586 (Gurr)
Blue
C34H23N6O14S4Na4
960.8

Aldrich lists trypan blue as a suspect carcinogen. It is a vital dye, and is often used in that fashion. It can be used to demonstrate amyloid in a manner similar to that of congo red.

 

Reference
R. D. Lillie.
Conn's Biological Stains
Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD., U.S.A.

Aldrich chemical catalogue, 1992
Aldrich Chemical Company, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Edward Gurr, (1971)
Synthetic dyes in biology, medicine and chemistry
Academic Press, London, England.

 


 

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