Xanthene dye

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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.

Resources and Citations

  • G.G. Hawley, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 6th ed., 1961

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