Agent Name

Sodium rhodizonate

CAS Number

523-21-7

Formula

C6-H2-O6.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

5-Cyclohexene-1,2,3,4-tetrone, 5,6-dihydroxy-, disodium salt; Disodium 3,4,5,6-tetraoxocyclohex-1-en-1,2-ylene dioxide; [ChemIDplus] 5,6-Dihydroxy-5-cyclohexene-1,2,3,4-tetrone sodium salt (1:2); [(3,4,5,6-Tetraoxo-1-cyclohexen-1,2-ylene)dioxy]disodium; [Merck Index] Sodium rhodizonate dibasic; 3,4,5,6-Tetraoxocyclohexene-1,2-diol disodium salt; Rhodizonic acid disodium salt; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Violet solid; [Merck Index] Grey powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to detect lead, strontium, and other metal ions and in forensics to detect gunshot residues; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Rhodizonic acid."

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