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M9140

Sigma-Aldrich

Methylene blue

certified by the Biological Stain Commission

Synonym(s):
Basic Blue 9, 3,7-bis(Dimethylamino)phenazathionium chloride, Tetramethylthionine chloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C16H18ClN3S · xH2O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
319.85 (anhydrous basis)
Número do índice de cores:
52015
Beilstein:
3599847
Número EC:
Número MDL:
ID de substância PubChem:
NACRES:
NA.47

grau

certified by the Biological Stain Commission

Nível de qualidade

200

forma

powder

composição

Dye content, ≥82%

solubilidade

H2O: 4mg/4ml

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing
hematology
histology

temperatura de armazenamento

room temp

SMILES string

CN(C)C1=CC=C2C(SC(C3=N2)=CC(C=C3)=[N+](C)C)=C1.[H]O[H].[Cl-]

InChI

1S/C16H18N3S.ClH.H2O/c1-18(2)11-5-7-13-15(9-11)20-16-10-12(19(3)4)6-8-14(16)17-13;;/h5-10H,1-4H3;1H;1H2/q+1;;/p-1

InChI key

WQVSELLRAGBDLX-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Gene Information

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Descrição geral

Methylene blue is a compound that occurs as crystals or crystalline powder, having a bronze-like luster. It is soluble in water, chloroform and partially soluble in alcohol. It is a photoactive dye, which is a member of phenothiazine family.

Aplicação

Methylene blue has been used:
  • to stain vaginal cells
  • for the preparation of protein aqueous ink
  • to evaluate cell survival by staining

Embalagem

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Ações bioquímicas/fisiológicas

Methylene blue is used as a bacteriologic stain or dye and indicator. It mediates the inactivation of enveloped viruses in plasma, when exposed to visible light. It is an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase and guanylate cyclase. It also plays a key role in medicine as an antimalarial agent, reducing agent in methemoglobinemia and inducer of apoptosis in cancer cells.

Adequação

Certified for use in Mallory′s phloxine-methylene blue stain; Levine & Black stain for bacteria in milk; Wright stain for blood smears.

Pictogramas

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Palavra indicadora

Warning

Frases de perigo

Declarações de precaução

Classificações de perigo

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Código de classe de armazenamento

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Ponto de fulgor (ºF)

Not applicable

Ponto de fulgor (ºC)

Not applicable

Equipamento de proteção individual

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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