Agent Name

Bromophenol blue

CAS Number

115-39-9

Formula

C19-H10-Br4-O5-S

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

3',3'',5',5''-Tetrabromophenolsulfonephthalein; 3',3'',5',5''-Tetrabromophenolsulfophthalein; 3,3',5,5'-Tetrabromophenolsulfonphthalein; Albutest; Bromophenol Blue; Bromphenol Blue; Tetrabromophenolsulfophthalein; Tetrabromphenol Blue; Phenol, 4,4'-(1,1-dioxido-3H-2,1-benzoxathiol-3-ylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-; Phenol, 4,4'-(3H-2,1-benzoxathiol-3-ylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-, S,S-dioxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Indicator Dyes

Description

Odorless solid; Color varies (tan, orange, light pink, purple, or red) [CHEMINFO] Slightly soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye, laboratory indicator, and biological stain; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

mp = 273 deg C; [MSDSonline]

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