Agent Name

Methyl green

CAS Number

82-94-0

Formula

C26-H33-N3.2Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

C.I. Basic Blue 20; C.I. Basic Violet 3, compd. with chloromethane (1:1); Double green; Light green; Methyl green chloride; 4-((4-(Dimethylamino)phenyl)(4-(dimethyliminio)cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene)methyl)-N,N,N-trimethylanilinium dichloride; Ammonium, (alpha-(p-(dimethylamino)phenyl)-alpha-(4-(dimethyliminio)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)-p-tolyl)trimethyl-, dichloride; Benzenaminium, 4-((4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)(4-(dimethyliminio)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)methyl)-N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride (1:2); Benzenaminium, 4-((4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)(4-(dimethyliminio)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)methyl)-N,N,N-trimethyl-, dichloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Di- and Triaryl Dyes

Description

Green powder; [Mallinckrodt Baker MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Usually compounded with zinc chloride; Used as a biological stain and to dye and print textiles; [ChemIDplus] Used as a laboratory reagent; [Mallinckrodt Baker MSDS]

Comments

See "Gentian violet."

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