Gallocyanin

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
Gallocyanin
Gallocyanin

51030
Mordant blue 10
Oxazin
Basic
Poor
Soluble
636 (Conn), 601 (Aldrich)
Blue
C15H13N2O5Cl
336.7

When mordanted with iron alum, gallocyanin makes a useful nuclear stain, suitable as an alum hematoxylin substitute in H&E. Einarson used it with chrome alum to demonstrate nucleic acids.

 

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.

 


 

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