A group of dyes having a xanthene-based molecular structure in which the aromatic groups are the chromophore. Their Color Index numbers range from 45000 to 45999. Examples of xanthene dyes are Phenolphthalein and Eosin.
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- G.G. Hawley, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 6th ed., 1961