Azure C

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
Azure C
Azure C
Methylene azure C
52002

Thiazin
Basic
Readily
Sparingly
616 (Aldrich)
607-610 (Conn)
608-622 (Merck)
Blue
C13H12N3SCl
277.8

Azure C is formed by the oxidation of Methylene blue and is strongly metachromatic. Compare the formulae of the three azures and methylene blue.

 

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.

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

Edward Gurr, (1971)
Synthetic dyes in biology, medicine and chemistry
Academic Press, London, England.

 


 

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