Congo red
noun Etymology: Congo, territory in Africa Date: 1885 an azo dye C32H22N6Na2O6S2 that is red in alkaline and blue in acid solution and that is used especially as an indicator and as a biological stain

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  • Congo red — IUPAC name sodium sodium 3,3 ([1,1 biphenyl] 4,4 diyl)bis(4 aminonaphthalene 1 sulfonate) …   Wikipedia

  • Congo red — (Chem.) An artificial red dye from which the Congo group received its name. It is also widely used either in aqueous solution or as test paper ( {Congo paper}) for the detection of free acid, which turns it blue. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congo red — n. a sodium salt, C32H22O6N6S2Na2, used for dyeing wool and cotton and as an acid base indicator: it becomes blue in an acid solution and remains red in an alkaline or neutral solution …   English World dictionary

  • Congo red — Chem. a water soluble powder, C32H22O6N6S2Na2, one of the Congo colors that is not acid fast or lightfast: used chiefly as a dye, biological stain, and chemical indicator. [1880 85] * * * ▪ dyestuff       first of the synthetic dyestuffs of the… …   Universalium

  • Congo red — An acid direct cotton dye, it is absorbed by amyloid and induces green fluorescence to amyloid in polarized light; used as a laboratory aid in the diagnosis of amyloidosis, as a histologic stain, and as an …   Medical dictionary

  • congo red — noun a red brown azo dye especially as a chemical pH indicator (congo red is red in basic and blue in acidic solutions) • Topics: ↑solution • Hypernyms: ↑azo dye, ↑acid base indicator …   Useful english dictionary

  • congo red — kongo raudonasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Indikatorius. formulė [NaSO₃(H₂N)C₁₀H₅N=NC₆H₄]₂ atitikmenys: angl. congo red rus. конго красный …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Congo red — /kɒŋgoʊ ˈrɛd/ (say konggoh red) noun one of the Congo colours, used especially to dye cotton, etc., red. Since it is not acid fast or light fast, it is often used as a chemical indicator …   Australian English dictionary

  • Congo Red — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Kongorot Andere Namen 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Congo red — Naphthalene dye that is pH sensitive (blue violet at pH 3, red at pH 5). Used as vital stain, also in staining for amyloid …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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