Agent Name

C.I. Basic Red 2

Alternative Name

Safranin

CAS Number

477-73-6

Formula

C20-H19-N4.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Safranin; 3,7-Diamino-2,8-dimethyl-5-phenylphenazinium chloride; 2,8-Dimethylphenosafranine; Basic Red 2; Brilliant Safranine BR; Brilliant Safranine G; Brilliant Safranine GR; C.I. 50240; CI 50240; Calcozine Red Y; Cerven zasadita 2 [Czech]; Gossypimine; Hidaco Safranine; Leather Red HT; Mitsui Safranine; Mitsui Safranine T; Nippon Kagaku Safranine GK; Nippon Kagaku Safranine T; Phenazinium, 3,7-diamino-2,8-dimethyl-5-phenyl-, chloride; Safranin; Safranin O; Safranin T; Safranine; Safranine A; Safranine B; Safranine G; Safranine GF; Safranine J; Safranine O; Safranine OK; Safranine T; Safranine TH; Safranine TN; Safranine TS; Safranine Y; Safranine YN; Safranine ZH; Safranine Superfine G; Tol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Azine Dyes

Description

Dark brown solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye; [HSDB] Azine dye; [Kirk-Othmer] An azine dye used to dye leather; [Ullmann]

Comments

May cause injury to eyes; [HSDB] An irritant; May cause permanent eye damage; [MSDSonline]

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