Agent Name

Pyronine

CAS Number

92-32-0

Formula

C17-H19-N2-O.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

C.I. 45005; Methyl pyronin; Pyronin G; Pyronin Y; Pyronin Yellow; Pyronine G; Pyronine Y; Pyronine ZH; Schultz No. 853; Tetramethyl pyronin; 3,6-Bis(dimethylamino)xanthylium chloride; Ammonium, (6-(dimethylamino)-3H-xanten-3-ylidene)dimethyl-, chloride; Methanaminium, N-(6-(dimethylamino)-3H-xanthen-3-ylidene)-N-methyl-, chloride (9CI); Xanthylium, 3,6-bis(dimethylamino)-, chloride; [ChemIDplus] N-[6-(Dimethylamino)-3H-xanthene-3-ylidene]-N-methylmethanaminium chloride; [6-(Dimethylamino)-3H-xanthen-3-ylidene]dimethylammonium chloride; Tetramethyldiaminoxanthylium chloride; [Merck Index]

Category

Acridine Dyes

Description

Lustrous green solid; [Merck Index] Iridescent green crystals; [Amresco MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bacterial and biological stain; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes changes in kidneys (acute tubular necrosis) in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 179 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Targets the kidney and bladder; [Amresco MSDS]

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