Phloxine B can be substituted for Eosin Y ws. It is used in the hematoxylin phloxine saffron (HPS) stain, stains paneth cell granules in Lendrum's phloxine-tartrazine method, and can be used to demonstrate alcoholic hyaline.
Compare the structural formulae of some eosin homologues.
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