Acridine Orange

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
Acridine orange
Acridine orange

46005
Basic orange 14
Acridine
Basic
Readily
Moderate
497, 467 (Conn)
489 (Aldrich)
539 (Gurr)
Yellow
C17H20N3Cl
301.8

Acridine orange has been recommended as a fluorochrome to differentiate between DNA (green fluorescence) and RNA (red fluorescence). It also makes a good fluorescent Schiff reagent.

 

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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