Used as a dye and as a biological stain. Certified for use as a counterstain in cytology. An important contrast stain for plasma as a critical component of Papanicolaou (PAP) stains. Stains collagen fibers when substituted for aniline blue in Masson’s trichrome.
λ max 630(422)nm
- Molecular Weight:
- Merck Index, 11, 5361; Stain Technol., 6, 13 (1931); 14, 1 (1939); J. Technol. Methods, 25, 1 (1945), Churchill Livingstone, Theory and Practice of Histo. Tech., Bancroft & Stevens, p 466
- Harmless-use normal precautions
- Gloves & fume hood
- Store at room temperature