Agent Name

Methyl purple

CAS Number

1340-02-9

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

8-Hydroxy-11-methyldibenz(b,e)(1,4)oxazepin-2(11H)one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Indicator Dyes

Description

Available as aqueous indicator solution; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

"Redox dye, sensitive monitor of photosystem I activity in chloroplasts." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

May cause skin irritation or allergic dermatitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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