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Methylene Blue Properties

Methylene Blue

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Methylene blue is an heterocyclic aromatic chemical compound.It is used to treat ich. It is used as a pathological stain and as a diagnostic aid in the detection of the premature rupture of fetal membranes and to identify separate amniotic sacs in multiple pregnancies. It is used as a biological and bacteriological stain, oxidation-reduction indicator as well.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Green Fine Crystalline Powder
CAS Number 61-73-4
ChEBI 6872
Class NA
Density 1 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-515-2
IUPAC Name 3,7-bis(Dimethylamino)-phenothiazin-5-ium chloride
InChI 1S/C16H18N3S.ClH/c1-18(2)11-5-7-13-15(9-11)20-16-10-12(19(3)4)6-8-14(16)17-13;/h5-10H,1-4H3;1H/q+1;/p-1
Melting Point 100-110 °C
Molar Mass 319.85 g/mol
Molecular Formula C16H18N3SCl
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number SP5740000
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Methylene Blue;Basic Blue 9;Methylthioninium Chloride;Chromosmon;Methylene Blue Chloride;Swiss Blue;Bleu de Methylene;External Blue 1;Methylene Blue A;Methylene Blue B;3,7-bis(Dimethylamino)phenazathionium Chloride;Basic Lake Blue;Phenothiazin-5-ium, 3,7-bis(dimethylamino)-, chloride;C.I. Basic Blue 9 uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X