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S2255 Sigma-Aldrich

Safranin O

Dye content ≥85 %

Synonym: Basic Red 2, Cotton Red, Gossypimine, Safranin T, Safranin Y or A

  • CAS Number 477-73-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C20H19ClN4

  • Molecular Weight 350.84

  •  Colour Index Number 50240

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3924099

  •  EC Number 207-518-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00011759

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24899516

  •  NACRES NA.47

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InChI Key   OARRHUQTFTUEOS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Quality Level   200
composition   Dye content, ≥85%

Description

General description

Safranin O is a cationic dye, which displays less significant metachromasia. It is used to detect any variations in articular disease. Safranin O binds specifically to polyanions. It detects the amount of proteoglycan present in cartilages. Safranin O is used as a marker for glycosaminoglycan depletion in osteoarthritis. Safranin is used as a counter stain in Gram staining.

Application

Safranin O has been used in the histological analysis of femurs. It has also been used to detect the presence of glycosaminoglycans in the inner body of meniscus structures.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
SG1623000

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