Agent Name

Triphenyltetrazolium chloride

CAS Number

298-96-4

Formula

C19-H15-N4.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

1,3,5-Triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride; 1,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride; 2,3,5-Triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride; 2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride; PTB; RT; Red tetrazolium; TPTZ; TT; TTC; Tetrazolium chloride; Triphenyltetrazolium chloride; Urocheck; Uroscreen; Vitastain; 2H-Tetrazolium, 2,3,5-triphenyl-, chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Nearly colorless solid; Becomes yellow on light exposure; [Merck Index] Light yellow solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in analytical chemistry, for staining plant and animal tissues, and to test the ability of seeds to germinate; [Merck Index] Triphenyl tetrazolium chloride, TTC, or simply tetrazolium chloride (with the formula 2,3,5-triphenyl-2H-tetrazolium chloride) is a redox indicator commonly used in biochemical experiments especially to indicate cellular respiration.$ [Wikipedia]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 5.6 mg/kg; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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