Biebrich Scarlet

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
Biebrich scarlet
Biebrich scarlet
Croceine scarlet
Ponceau B or BS
26905
Acid red 66
Azo
Acid
Soluble
0.05%
504 (Conn), 506 (Gurr)
505 (Aldrich)
Red
C22H14N4O7S2Na2
556.5

Biebrich scarlet is sometimes used as a plasma stain instead of Acid fuchsin in Masson's trichrome.

This dye should not be confused with the purified form of sudan III, referred to as biebrich scarlet R.

 

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

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

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

 


 

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