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Methyl Red sodium salt

Crystalline

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Synonym(s):
4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene-2′-carboxylic acid sodium salt, Acid Red 2
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C15H14N3NaO2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
291.28
Colour Index Number:
13020
Beilstein:
4065488
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Agency

suitable for SM 2310
suitable for SM 2320

Quality Level

form

powder

technique(s)

titration: suitable

visual transition interval

4.2-6.2, pink to yellow

solubility

soluble, clear, orange

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing
hematology
histology

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

[Na+].CN(C)c1ccc(cc1)\N=N\c2ccccc2C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/C15H15N3O2.Na/c1-18(2)12-9-7-11(8-10-12)16-17-14-6-4-3-5-13(14)15(19)20;/h3-10H,1-2H3,(H,19,20);/q;+1/p-1/b17-16+;

InChI key

GNTPCYMJCJNRQB-CMBBICFISA-M

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General description

Methyl Red is an azo dye that indicates the presence of acid in the culture medium, which is formed due to fermentation of sugar by bacteria. This red dye is reduced to orange color in the presence of acid. Methyl Red has been used as a part of IMViC (indole, methyl red, Voges-Proskauer and citrate utilization or catalase production test). IMViC is a biochemical test performed to differentiate among the coliforms, specifically Escherichia coli and Enterobacter aerogene.
Methyl red sodium salt is the sodium salt of methyl red synthetic dye, which belongs to the azo group of dyes.

Application

Methyl red sodium salt is primarily used in microbiology in order to identify bacteria such as Enterobacter agglomerans in dye-contaminated sludge.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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