Agent Name

Alcian Blue 8GS

CAS Number

33864-99-2

Formula

C56-H68-Cu-N16-S4.4Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

C.I. 74240; ((N,N',N'',N'''-(29H,31H-Phthalocyaninetetrayltetrakis(methylenethio((dimethylamino)methylidyne)))tetrakis(dimethylammoniumato))(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32)copper(4+) tetrachloride; Copper(4+), ((N,N',N'',N'''-((29H,31H-phthalocyanine-C,C,C,C-tetrayl-kappaN29,kappaN30,kappaN31,kappaN32)tetrakis(methylenethio((dimethylamino)methylidyne)))tetrakis(N-methylmethanaminiumato))(2-))-, chloride (1:4); Copper(4+), ((N,N',N'',N'''-((29H,31H-phthalocyaninetetrayl-kappaN29,kappaN30,kappaN31,kappaN32)tetrakis(methylenethio((dimethylamino)methylidyne)))tetrakis(N-methylmethanaminiumato))(2-))-, tetrachloride; Copper(4+), ((N,N',N'',N'''-(29H,31H-phthalocyaninetetrayltetrakis(methylenethio((dimethylamino)methylidyne)))tetrakis(N-methylmethanaminato))(2-)-N29,N30,N31,N32)-, tetrachloride (9CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalocyanine Dyes

Description

Dark blue solid; [Merck Index] Blue powder; [EMD MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a biological and bacterial stain and to dye textiles greenish-blue; [Merck Index] Used as an analytical reagent; [EMD MSDS]

Comments

A mixture of geometric isomers; CAS# 75881-23-1 is for unspecified structure; [Merck Index] No known significant adverse health effects; [EMD MSDS] See "Alcian Blue."

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