Agent Name

Nile Blue

CAS Number

2381-85-3

Formula

C20-H20-N3-O.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Nile blue; Basic Blue 12; Benzo(a)phenazoxonium, 5-amino-9-(diethylamino)-, chloride; C.I. 51180; C.I. Basic Blue 12; Cresol Fast Violet; Cresyl Fast Violet; Nile Blue A; Nile Blue AX; Nile Blue Base; Nile Blue chloride; Nile Blue hydrochloride; 5-Amino-9-(diethylamino)benzo(a)phenoxazin-7-ium chloride; Benzo(a)phenoxazin-7-ium, 5-amino-9-(diethylamino)-, chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Azine Dyes

Description

Green, blue, steel gray, or black powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

Causes lung changes in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice (LDLo = 33 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Cresyl violet acetate."

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