Fast Green FCF

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
Fast green FCF
Fast green FCF

42053
Food green 3
Triarylmethane
Acid
16%
0.35%
625, 420-430 (Conn)
622, 427 (Aldrich)
628 (Merck)
Green
C37H34N2O10S3Na3
831.9

Fast green FCF has been recommended as a substitute for Light green SF yellowish in Masson's trichrome. It is less likely to fade, and is more brilliant in colour. It may be substituted in other procedures as well.

Compare the formula to Light green SF yellowish and Guinee green B

 

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

Susan Budavari, Editor, (1996)
The Merck Index, Ed. 12
Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA

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

 


 

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