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A fluorescent substance used to detect the presence of another material. Examples of fluorochromes used in the detection of art materials are: berberine sulfate, acridine orange, acridine yellow, Auramine O, Blancophor R, cycloheptaamylose dansyl chloride, dichlorofluorescein, fluorescein isothiocyanate, Lissamine Rhodamine B Sulfonyl Chloride, primuline, pyronine Y, Rhodamine B, rosaniline, serotonin, Tetracycline, and Texas Red®.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Fluorochrom (Deut.); fluorescent stain; fluorescent dye

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
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998