Acridine yellow

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Description

Yellow crystals that produce dark brown solution. Dilute solutions of acridine yellow are fluorescent. Acridine yellow is used as a fluorochrome for biological staining. It has a mean excitation wavelength of 470 nm (blue) and a mean emission wavelength of 550 nm (Wolbers et al., 1990).

Synonyms and Related Terms

CI 46025; 3,6-diamino-2,7-dimethylacridine hydrochloride

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, ether, hydrocarbons, carbon disulfide, boiling water. Insoluble in water, benzene.

Maximum absorption wavelength = 470 nm;

Maximum emission wavelength = 550 nm

Composition C13H11N3
CAS 135-49-9
Melting Point 281
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 273.76

Hazards and Safety

Strongly irritating to skin and mucous membranes.

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Additional Information

R. Wolbers, N. Sterman, C. Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1990.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990

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