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C3886 Sigma-Aldrich

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/REAXYS Number 3580948

  •  EC Number 208-953-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00011750

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57654011

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Properties

form   powder
composition   Dye content, ≥90%
mp   205 °C (dec.) (lit.)
solubility   H2O: 1 mg/mL
Mode of action   cell membrane | interferes
  enzyme | inhibits
antibiotic activity spectrum   fungi
SMILES string   [Cl-].CN(C)c1ccc(cc1)\C(c2ccc(cc2)N(C)C)=C3/C=C\C(C=C3)=[N+](/C)C
InChI   1S/C25H30N3.ClH/c1-26(2)22-13-7-19(8-14-22)25(20-9-15-23(16-10-20)27(3)4)21-11-17-24(18-12-21)28(5)6;/h7-18H,1-6H3;1H/q+1;/p-1
InChI key   ZXJXZNDDNMQXFV-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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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