Alkali blue 5B
Alkali blue is one of only a few dyes used in microscopy which are afterchromed with a mordant. It is used in a method for elastic fibres. The dye has poor light fastness.
Green, F (1990)
The Sigma-Aldrich handbook of stains, dyes and indicators
Aldrich Chemical Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Horobin R W & Kiernan J A, (2002)
Conn's Biological Stains, 10th ed.
BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford, UK