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A type of basic aniline compound whose salts form blue and green dyes. Indamine compounds were used as fabric dyes in the later 19th and early 20th century. The are not lightfast. Compare quinonimine.

Origin: 1885–90; ind- + amine

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Composition C12H11N3 (simplest form)
CAS 482-89-3
Melting Point 390-392
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 262.26
Refractive Index >1.662

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Fisher Scientific: MSDS

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Characteristics of Common Blue Pigments

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