Agent Name

Tolonium chloride

CAS Number

92-31-9

Formula

C15-H16-N3-S.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Phenothiazin-5-ium, 3-amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-, chloride; 3-Amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-(methylphenazathionium) chloride; Basic Blue 17; Blutene; Blutene chloride; C.I. 925; C.I. Basic Blue 17; Chlorure de tolonium [INN-French]; Cloruro de tolonio [INN-Spanish]; Dimethyltoluthionine chloride; Dimethyltoluthionine chloride (VAN); F Klot; Gabilin; Klot; Menodin; Modr Toluidinova [Czech]; Modr Zasadita 17 [Czech]; Phenazathionium, 3-amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-methyl-, chloride; Schultz 1041; Schultz no. 1041; Tolazul; Toloni chloridum; Tolonii chloridum [INN-Latin]; Tolonium; Toluidene Blue O Chloride; Toluidinblau [German]; Toluidine Blue; Toluidine Blue (phenothiazine dye); Toluidine Blue O; Toluidine Blue OO; [ChemIDplus] 3-Amino-7-(dimethylamino)-2-methylphenothiazin-5-ium chloride (1:1); 3-Amino-7-dimethylamino-2-methylphenazathionium chloride; C.I. 52040; Klot; [Merck Index] Methylene Blue T50; Methylene Blue T extra; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Azine Dyes

Description

Dark green solid; [Merck Index] Dark green powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye (wool and silk), biological stain, and hemostatic; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes convulsions in intravenous lethal-dose studies of rodents (LD50 (rat) = 28.9 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Giemsa's stain."

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