Agent Name

Fluorexon

Alternative Name

Calcein

CAS Number

1461-15-0

Formula

C30-H26-N2-O13

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

2',7'-Bis((bis(carboxymethyl)amino)methyl)fluorescein; 2,7-Bis(N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)aminomethylene)fluorescein; Calcein; Fluorescein complexon; N,N'-(3',6'-Dihydroxyspiro(phthalid-3,9'-xanthen)-2',7'-diyldimethyl)bis(iminodiessigsaeure); Oftasceina [INN-Spanish]; Oftasceine; Oftasceinum [INN-Latin]; Fluorescein, 2',7'-bis((bis(carboxymethyl)amino)methyl)- (8CI); Glycine, N,N'-((3',6'-dihydroxy-3-oxospiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthene)-2',7'-diyl)bis(methylene))bis(N-(carboxymethyl)-; Oftasccine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Orange powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an indicator of calcium and in biological research; [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause mechanical eye irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Fluorescein."

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Other Information

No other related information on this agent was found.