Agent Name

Hematoxylin

CAS Number

517-28-2

Formula

C16-H14-O6

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

(+)-Hematoxylin; Benz(b)indeno(1,2-d)pyran-3,4,6a,9,10(6H)-pentol, 7,11b-dihydro-, cis-(+)-; Haematoxylin; Hematoxyline; Hydroxybrasilin; Hydroxybrazilin; Hydroxylrasilin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Trihydrate: White to yellowish solid; Turns red when exposed to light; [Merck Index] Slightly beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in the heart-wood of logwood; Used as microscopy stain and to make inks; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; May be harmful if ingested; Do not breathe dust; [MSDSonline]

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