Basic Fuchsin

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A dark green powder composed of the chloride salt of aniline, a triarylmethane dye. Basic Fuchsin is used as a red dye for fibers of cotton, acrylic, polyester, nylon, and paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bascic Fuchsine; Basic Violet 14, hydrochloride; CI 42510; rosaniline chloride

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Slightly soluble in water.

Composition C20H20ClN3
CAS 632-99-5
Melting Point 250 (dec)
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 337.84

Hazards and Safety

Contact may cause irritation. Toxic by ingestion causing methemoglobinemia.

Potential carcinogen.

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

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