Agent Name

Alcian Blue

CAS Number

12040-44-7

Formula

C56-H68-Cl4-Cu-N16-S4

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

C.I. Ingrain Blue 1; C.I. 74240; Alcian Blue 8GX; Michrome No. 24; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Greenish-black solid with metallic sheen; A mixture of geometric isomers; [Merck Index] Dark blue odorless crystals; [Caledon Laboratories MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a gelling agent (lubricating fluids) and biological stain (bacteria, histiocytes and fibroblasts); [Merck Index] Used as a laboratory reagent; [Caledon Laboratories MSDS]

Comments

May cause irritation; Not expected to cause any adverse health effects; [Caledon Laboratories MSDS]

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