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Crystal violet

Catalog No.: A10245

Crystal violet

Crystal violet Chemical Structure

CAS NO. 548-62-9

Crystal violet is a triarylmethane dye. The dye is used as a histological stain and in Gram??s method of classifying bacteria.

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Crystal violet is a triarylmethane dye. The dye is used as a histological stain and in Gram??s method of classifying bacteria.
In vitro DMSO 75 mg/mL (183.83 mM)
Water 13 mg/mL (31.86 mM)
Ethanol 7 mg/mL (17.15 mM)
* <1 mg/ml means slightly soluble or insoluble.
* Please note that Adooq tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.
Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
0.1 mM 24.51 mL 122.56 mL 245.11 mL
0.5 mM 4.9 mL 24.51 mL 49.02 mL
1 mM 2.45 mL 12.26 mL 24.51 mL
5 mM 0.49 mL 2.45 mL 4.9 mL

*The above data is based on the productmolecular weight 407.98. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Catalog Num A10245
CAS No. 548-62-9
Formula C25H30ClN3
M. Wt 407.98
Purity >98%
Synonyms Gentian violet, Methyl Violet 10B, hexamethyl pararosaniline chloride, pyoctanin(e)
SMILES CN(C)C1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=C2C=CC(=[N+](C)C)C=C2)C3=CC=C(C=C3)N(C)C.[Cl-]

Store lyophilized at -20ºC, keep desiccated.
In lyophilized form, the chemical is stable for 36 months.
In solution, store at -20ºC and use within 3 months to prevent loss of potency. Aliquot to avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

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