Brilliant Green

Property Data
Common name
Suggested name
Other names
C.I. number
C.I. name
Class
Ionisation
Solubility aqueous
Solubility ethanolic
Absorption max.
Colour
Empirical formula
Formula weight
Brilliant green
Brilliant green
Malachite green G
42040
Basic green 1
Triarylmethane
Basic
4% (Aldrich)
5% (Aldrich)
428, 625 (Aldrich)
Green
C27H34N2O4S
466.36

Brilliant green has been little used in histology, but is added to some bacterial culture media as it inhibits the growth of some organisms.

 

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

Green, Floyd J, (1990)
The Sigma-Aldrich handbook of stains, dyes and indicators.
Aldrich Chemical Company, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

 


 

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