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Crystal violet [Cation-based violet dye]

[CAT#: NTA-2101-ZP41]

Cation-based violet dye

Biological Activity:
Cation-based violet dye. It interacts with KI-I2 aqueous solution during the Gram staining process and produces precipitation. Histological staining of gram-positive bacteria and DNA. It shows antibacterial, antifungal and insect repellent effects in vivo.

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Synonyms
Cation-based violet dye
Chemical Name
[4-[bis[4-(Dimethylamino)phenyl]methylidene]cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene]-dimethylazanium chloride
Biological Activity
Cation-based violet dye. It interacts with KI-I2 aqueous solution during the Gram staining process and produces precipitation. Histological staining of gram-positive bacteria and DNA. It shows antibacterial, antifungal and insect repellent effects in vivo.
Applications
Ion Indicator
Molecular Weight
407.98
Form
Form / State: Solid
Chemical Formula
C25H30ClN3
Source
Synthetic
SMILES
CN(C)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=C2C=CC(=[N+](C)C)C=C2)C3=CC=C(C=C3)N(C)C.[Cl-]
Solubility
Soluble in water to 25 mM, in DMSO to 100 mM and in ethanol to 10 mM
CAS NO.
CAS Number: 548-62-9
PubChem Substance ID
11057
Storage
Store at +4°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
Handling Advice
Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.
For Research Use Only. Not For Clinical Use.
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