Basic Fuchsin

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A dark green powder composed of the chloride salt of Aniline, a triarylmethane dye. Basic Fuchsin is used as a red dye for fibers of Cotton, acrylic, polyester, nylon, and Paper.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Bascic Fuchsine; Basic Violet 14, hydrochloride; CI 42510; rosaniline chloride

Chemical structure

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  • Contact may cause irritation.
  • Toxic by ingestion causing methemoglobinemia.
  • Potential carcinogen.
  • Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Slightly soluble in water.

Composition C20H20ClN3
CAS 632-99-5
Melting Point 250 C (dec)
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 337.84