Agent Name

Aluminon

CAS Number

569-58-4

Formula

C22-H14-O9.3H3-N

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Ammonium aurintricarboxylate; Aurine-tricarboxylate d'ammonium [French]; Aurintricarboxylic acid ammonium salt; Aurintricarboxylic acid triammonium salt; Lysofon; Triammonium aurintricarboxylate; 1,4-Cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylic acid, 3-(bis(3-carboxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)methylene)-6-oxo-, triammonium salt; Benzoic acid, 3,3'-((3-carboxy-4-oxo-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)methylene)bis(6-hydroxy-, ammonium salt (1:3); Benzoic acid, 5-((3-carboxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)(3-carboxy-4-oxo-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)methyl)-2-hydroxy-, triammonium salt; C.I. Mordant Violet 39, triammonium salt (8CI); Triammonium 5,5'-(3-carboxylato-4-oxocyclohexa-2,5-dienylidenemethylene)disalicylate; [ChemIDplus] 3,3'-[(3-Carboxy-4-oxo-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)methylene]bis[6-hydroxybenzoic acid] ammonium salt (1:3); 5-[(3-Carboxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)(3-carboxy-4-oxo-2,5-cylohexadien-1-ylidene)methyl]-2-hydroxybenzoic acid triammonium salt; 3-[Bis(3-carboxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)methylene]-6-oxo-1,4-cyclohexadiene-1-carboxylic acid triammonium salt; Ammonium salt of aurintricarboxylic acid; [Merck Index] ATA; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Di- and Triaryl Dyes

Description

Yellowish-brown solid; [Merck Index] Dark red powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for the colorimetric determination of aluminum in water, food, and tissue; Forms brilliantly colored lakes with aluminum, chromium, iron, and beryllium; Also used as a pharyngeal spray; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes impaired liver function tests, changes in blood serum composition, and weight loss in 60-day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A moderate skin and eye irritant; Targets the male reproductive system; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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