Agent Name

Methylene Green

CAS Number

2679-01-8

Formula

C16-H17-N4-O2-S.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Methylene green; 7-(Dimethylamino)-6-nitro-3H-phenothiazin-3-ylidene)dimethylammonium chloride; Basic Green 5; C.I. Basic Green 5; C.I. Basic Green 5 (VAN); Methylene green (VAN); 3,7-Bis(dimethylamino)-4-nitrophenothiazin-5-ium chloride; Phenothiazin-5-ium, 3,7-bis(dimethylamino)-4-nitro-, chloride; [ChemIDplus] C.I.52020; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Azine Dyes

Description

Brown-black solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Methylene blue" and "Azure C."

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