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2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride

Color indicator. Supplement in culture media for the microbiological analysis of food and water samples

Synonym(s):
TTZ, Tetrazolium Red, TTC, TT, 2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride, TPTZ
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C19H15ClN4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
334.80
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
3923356
MDL number:

storage conditions

Store at +5°C to +30°C.

Quality Level

assay

≥98% (calculated on dried substance, perchloric acid titration)

form

solid

application(s)

microbiology: suitable (preparation)

pH

3.7 (20 °C, 10 g/L in H2O)

mp

243 °C (decomposition)

solubility

150 g/L

bulk density

230 kg/m3

storage temp.

2-30°C

SMILES string

[Cl-].c1ccc(cc1)-c2nn(-c3ccccc3)[n+](n2)-c4ccccc4

InChI

1S/C19H15N4.ClH/c1-4-10-16(11-5-1)19-20-22(17-12-6-2-7-13-17)23(21-19)18-14-8-3-9-15-18;/h1-15H;1H/q+1;/p-1

InChI key

PKDBCJSWQUOKDO-UHFFFAOYSA-M

General description

2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) is a dye largely used for enumeration of microbial colonies in solid culture media, being a key component of the dry rehydratable film system used for microbiological analysis of food. This dye is colorless in the oxidized form and red when reduced by microorganisms, due to formation of formazan. Live microorganisms reduce TTC by enzymatic action, forming red color formazan that is kept inside granules in the cells.

Application

2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) is an indicator recommended for the microbiological analysis of food.

Analysis Note

Assay (perchloric acid titration, calculated on dried substance): ≥ 98 %
Identity (UV/VIS-Spectrum): passes test
Absorption maximum λmax. (water): 245 - 248 nm
Spec. Absorptivity A 1%/1cm (λmax; 0,01 g/l; water; calculated on dried substance): ≥ 770
TLC-Test: passes test
Loss on drying (70 °C; ≤ 1 hPa): ≤ 0.5 %
Suitability for testing the germinability of seeds: passes test
Suitability for microbiology: passes test
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