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Crystal Violet

ACS reagent, ≥90.0% anhydrous basis

Synonym: Basic Violet 3, Gentian Violet, Hexamethylpararosaniline chloride, Methyl Violet 10B

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grade   ACS reagent
InChI Key   ZXJXZNDDNMQXFV-UHFFFAOYSA-M
assay   ≥90.0% anhydrous basis
form   powder
loss   ≤7.5% loss on drying
mp   205 °C (dec.)(lit.)
solubility   water: soluble50 g/L at 27 °C
absorption   / passes test
suitability   passes test for sensitivity as indicator

Description

Packaging

50, 100 g in glass bottle

Application

Crystal violet has been used to determine cell viability. It has been used in the staining of cells for the quantification of cellular migration.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Crystal violet can be used for DNA visualization in agarose gels. The dye is used only in the presence of high concentrations of DNA. Crystal violet is also used for the staining of bacteria in gram staining technique. It is also used for the staining of plant chromosomes. Crystal violet helps in colorimetric measurement of cell viability.

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Safety Information

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UN 3077 9 / PGIII
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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