A water-soluble green powder used as a purple dye in inks and textiles. Hofmann's violet was developed by Hofmann in 1862. It is composed of triethylrosaniline hydrochloride. Hofmann's violet produces a deep rich color that is not lightfast.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Hoffman's violet; triethylrosaniline hydrochloride; CI 42530
Soluble in water.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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- F. Crace-Calvert, Dyeing and Calico Printing, Palmer & Howe, London, 1876
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=2.20