Malachite Green

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
Malachite green
Malachite green
Victoria green B
Diamond green B
42000
Basic green 4
Triarylmethane
Basic
Very
Very
617-619, 425 (Conn)
614, 425 (Aldrich)
618 (Gurr)
Green
C23H25N2Cl
365

Malachite green is rarely specified in histotechnology. It can be used in a method for differentiating DNA and RNA analagous to the Pappenheim stain, in which it replaces methyl green and stains DNA.

Compare this dye to methyl green.

 

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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