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Crystal violet solution

1%, aqueous solution

  • CAS Number 548-62-9

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C25H30ClN3

  • Molecular Weight 407.98

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3580948

  •  MDL number MFCD00011750

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329829057

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InChI Key   ZXJXZNDDNMQXFV-UHFFFAOYSA-M
form   aqueous solution
concentration   1%

Description

General description

Crystal violet, also known as gentian violet, is a protein dye and is basic in nature. It stains the fatty portions of sebaceous sweat a deep purple color. Crystal violet can also be used to enhance bloody fingerprints. This dye is harmful if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin, contact may cause cancer, severe eye irritation in human beings.

Application

Crystal violet solution for use in Brown-Hopps method for Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial staining.

Crystal violet solution has been used as a stain in cell proliferation assays, migration assays and Boyden chamber assay.

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