A black disazo dye first discovered in 1891 by M. Hoffmann. Amido black is primarily used as a nonfluorescent stain to detect Protein. It binds with proteins to produce a blue-black color but does not stain oil paints or acrylic resins.
Synonyms and Related Terms
AB2; CI 20470; Acid Black 1 ; D&C black 1; Amido Black 10B; Amidoschwarz; Naphthol blue black
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in methanol and water.
Resources and Citations
- E.Martin "Some Improvements in Technique of Analysis of Paint Media" Studies in Conservation 22:63-67, 1977.
- Website: http://www.coloria.net/varita.htm - chemical formula
- Colour Index International online at www.colour-index.org Comment: discoverer - CI#