Agent Name

Acriflavine

CAS Number

8048-52-0

Formula

C14-H14-N3.Cl.C13-H11-N3

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

2,8-Diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride mixture with 2,8-; diaminoacridine; 3,6-Diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride mixture with 3,6- acridinediamine; 3,6-Diaminoacridine mixture with 3,6-diamino-10-; methylacridinium chloride; Angiflan; Assiflavine; Bialflavina; Bioacridin; Bovoflavin; Buroflavin; Choliflavin; Diacrid; Flavacridinum hydrochloricum; Flavine; Flavinetten; Flavioform; Flavipin; Flavisept; Glyco-flavine; Gonacin; Gonacrine; Isravin; Mediflavin; Panflavin; Pantonsiletten; Tolivalin; Trachosept; Tripla-etilo; Vetaflavin; Xanthacridinum; Zoriflavin; [ChemIDplus] A mixture: 3,6-diamino-10-methylacridinium chloride and 3,6-diaminoacridine; [Hawley]

Category

Acridine Dyes

Description

Brown to orange powder; Green fluorescence when diluted in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antiseptic; [Hawley] "Fluorescent dye used as a local antiseptic and also as a biological stain. It intercalates into nucleic acids thereby inhibiting bacterial and viral replication." [ChemIDplus] Used as a microscopic stain; [Ullmann]

Comments

See "Acridine."

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