Acridine yellow

Acridine yellow

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ImageFile = Acridine yellow.png IUPACName = 2,7-dimethylacridine-3,6-diamine
OtherNames = Acridine yellow G
Acridine yellow H107
Basic Yellow K
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Formula = C15H15N3
MolarMass = 273.3g/mol
CASNo = 92-26-2
Appearance = Brown/red crystals
Density =
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EINECS = 202-141-5
PubChem = 7081
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Section7 = Chembox Hazards
EUClass = Harmful (XN)
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NFPA-H = 2
NFPA-F = 1
NFPA-R = 0
RPhrases = R20/21/22, R36/37/38, R68
SPhrases = S26, S36/37/39
RSPhrases = R:R1, R2 S:S1, S2
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RTECS = AR8790000

Acridine yellow, also known as acridine yellow G, acridine yellow H107, basic yellow K, and 3,6-diamino-2,7-dimethylacridine, is a yellow dye with strong bluish-violet fluorescence. It is a derivate of acridine. In histology, it is used as a fluorescent stain, and as a fluorescent probe for non-invasive measurements of cytoplasmic pH changes in whole cells. It is also used as a topical antiseptic. It is usually available as a hydrochloride salt. Acridine yellow damages DNA and is used as a mutagen in microbiology.

Acridine yellow is similar to acridine orange.

External links

* [ Acridine yellow absorption and emission spectra]

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