Agent Name

Wright's stain

CAS Number

68988-92-1

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Stains, biological, Wright's; Polychrome methylene blue, eosinate; Wrights stain; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Dark green powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a stain for microscopic identification of parasites in blood, Histoplasma capsulatum in cells, and other invasive microbes; [Merck Manual] "TSCA Definition 2008: A complex compound from eosin and an oxidized and partly demethylated methylene blue. Identification or analysis is unknown." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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