Agent Name

Fluorescin

CAS Number

518-44-5

Formula

C20-H14-O5

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

2-(3,6-Dihydroxyxanthen-9-yl)benzoic acid; Benzoic acid, 2-(3,6-dihydroxy-9H-xanthen-9-yl)-; [ChemIDplus] 2-(3,6-Dihydroxy-9H-xan-then-9-yl)benzoic acid; Resorcinolphthalin; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Bright yellow solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for oxidases and peroxides; [Merck Index]

Comments

See "Fluorescein."

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