Thioflavine T

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A yellow basic dye of the thiazole class. Thioflavine T fluoresces yellow to yellow-green in ultraviolet light. It is used for dyeing cotton, for painting fluorescent signs and for brightening blue and green paints.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Basic yellow 1; CI 49005

Composition CH3C6H3N(HCl)SCC6H4N(NH3)2
CAS 2390-54-7
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 318.85

Hazards and Safety

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Aldrich Chemical Catalog Comment: p. 1416