Acriflavine for Biochemistry

Acriflavine for Biochemistry

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Acriflavine is a powder which is derived from acridine and appears to be brown or orange in color and works as a topical antiseptic. In biochemistry, it is useful in fluorescent labeling of RNA having high molecular weight. Moreover, this find application for treating fungal infections of fishes that are kept in aquarium. During First World War, it was used to prevent sleeping sickness. Although, the mentioned compound is used for various purposes, however, proper precautions to taken into consideration while using it. If inhaled, Acriflavine may cause irritation to eyes and this dye may stain skin by causing skin irritation.


Certificate of Analysis :-

  • Name Of Item : ACRIFLAVINE (for biochemistry)
  • Formula : C14H14N3Cl
  • M.W. : 259.74
  • Cat. No. : AL0104 00500

Technical Specifications :-

Type Of Test Standard Observed
Description A red crystalline powder A red crystalline powder
Assay 98.5-105% w/w 99.14%
Solubility Complies Complies
Identification tests 1,2,3,4,5 Complies Complies
Certain other Acridine    
derivatives Complies Complies
Water <6.5% w/w 3.1% w/w
Sulphated ash <1.0% w/w <1.0% w/w