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C3886 Sigma

Crystal Violet

Dye content ≥90 %

Synonym: Basic Violet 3, Gentian Violet, Hexamethylpararosaniline chloride, Methyl Violet 10B

  • CAS Number 548-62-9

  • Linear Formula C25H30N3Cl

  • Molecular Weight 407.98

  •  Colour Index Number 42555

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3580948

  •  EC Number 208-953-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00011750

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57654011

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Properties

Related Categories Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics A-F, Antifungal, Biochemicals and Reagents,
InChI Key   ZXJXZNDDNMQXFV-UHFFFAOYSA-M
form   powder
composition   Dye content, ≥90%
mp   205 °C (dec.)(lit.)
solubility   H2O: 1 mg/mL
antibiotic activity spectrum   fungi

Description

Application

Crystal Violet is the primary stain used in the Gram stain technique for differentiation of Gram-negative versus Gram-postive bacteria. Used as a component of CV cytotoxicity assays.

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UN 3077 9 / PGIII
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