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57000 Sigma

Indigo carmine

for microscopy (Bact., Hist.), indicator (pH 11.5-14.0)

Synonym: Acid Blue 74, Indigo-5,5′-disulfonic acid disodium salt, Indigocarmine

  • CAS Number 860-22-0

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C16H8N2Na2O8S2

  • Molecular Weight 466.35

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 4103904

  •  Colour Index Number 73015

  •  EC Number 212-728-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00005723

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57651616

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grade   for microscopy (Bact., Hist.)
  indicator (pH 11.5-14.0)
InChI Key   KHLVKKOJDHCJMG-QDBORUFSSA-L
loss   ≤5% loss on drying

Description

Application

Indigo carmine has been used in agarose plates to study behavioral feeding assays in Drosophila larvae. It has also been used for macroscopic assessment of intestinal adenomatous polyps isolated from mice.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Indigo carmine is a contrast dye which helps in highlighting mucosal changes. It accumulates in crevices, cysts and foveolae and stains the tissue blue. The abnormal tissue remains translucent pink.

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Tissue Diagnostics

All labs need water

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
DU3000000
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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