Agent Name

Benzyl Violet

CAS Number

1694-09-3

Formula

C39-H41-N3-O6-S2.Na

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Acid violet 6B; 11386 Violet; A.F. Violet No. 1; AF Violet No. 1; Acid Fast Violet 5BN; Acid Violet; Acid Violet 49; Acid Violet 4BNS; Acid Violet 5B; Acid Violet 5BN; Acid Violet S; Acilan Violet S4BN; Aizen Acid Violet 5BH; Aizen Food Violet No. 1; Benzenemethanaminium, N-(4-((4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)(4-(ethyl((3-sulfophenyl)methyl)amino)phenyl)methylene)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)-N-ethyl-3-sulfo-, hydroxide, inner salt, sodium salt; Benzyl Violet 3B; Benzyl Violet 4B; C.I. 42640; C.I. Acid Violet 49; C.I. Acid Violet 49 (sodium salt); C.I. Food Violet 2; CI 42640; CI Acid Violet 49; CI Acid Violet 49, sodium salt; CI Food Violet 2; Calcocid Violet 4BNS; Cogilor Violet 411.12; Coomassie Violet; D and C Violet No. 1; Dispersed Violet 12197; Eriosin Violet 3B; FD & C Violet No. 1; FD and C Violet 1; FD and C Violet No. 1; Fast Acid Violet 5BN; Food Violet 2; Formyl Violet S4BN; Hidacid Wool Violet 5B; Intracid Violet 4BNS; Kiton Violet 4BNS; Pergacid Violet 2B; Pergacid Violet 3B; Polaxal Violet 6B; Solar Violet 5BN; Tertracid Brilliant Violet 6B; Violet 2; Violet 5B; Violet 5BN; Violet 6B; Violet No. 1; Violet kysela 49 [Czech]; Violet potravinarska 2 [Czech]; Wool Violet; Wool Violet 4BN; Wool Violet 5BN; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Di- and Triaryl Dyes

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Black solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye for wool, nylon, leather, anodized aluminum, inks, and paper; Also used as a biological and wood stain; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Restricted

Terminated by FDA in 1973 for use as color additive for food, drugs, and cosmetics; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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