57000

Sigma-Aldrich

Indigo carmine

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

Synonym(s):
Indigo-5,5′-disulfonic acid disodium salt, Indigocarmine, Acid Blue 74
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C16H8N2Na2O8S2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
466.35
Colour Index Number:
73015
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
4103904
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.47

Quality Level

grade

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

form

powder

application(s)

hematology: suitable
histology: suitable

loss

≤5% loss on drying

pH

3.87 (30 °C, 7.14 g/L)

mp

>340 °C

solubility

methanol: 0.01 g/10 mL, blue to very deep blue

density

0.71 g/cm3 at 29 °C

εmax

≥350 at 603-613 nm

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storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

[Na+].[Na+].[O-]S(=O)(=O)c1ccc2NC(\C(=O)c2c1)=C3\Nc4ccc(cc4C3=O)S([O-])(=O)=O

InChI

1S/C16H10N2O8S2.2Na/c19-15-9-5-7(27(21,22)23)1-3-11(9)17-13(15)14-16(20)10-6-8(28(24,25)26)2-4-12(10)18-14;;/h1-6,17-18H,(H,21,22,23)(H,24,25,26);;/q;2*+1/p-2/b14-13+;;

InChI key

KHLVKKOJDHCJMG-QDBORUFSSA-L

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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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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

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