Overview

  • Product name

    Crystal violet, Cation-based violet dye
  • Description

    Cation-based violet dye
  • Biological description

    Cation-based violet dye. Interacts with aqueous KI - I2 during Gram staining to produce a precipitate. Histological stain for Gram-positive bacteria and DNA. Shows antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic effects in vivo.
  • CAS Number

    548-62-9
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Zhang XY  et al. Crystal violet as an i-motif structure probe for reversible and label-free pH-driven electrochemical switch. Anal Biochem 455C:55-59 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 24699211) »
  • Li CY  et al. The effects and mechanism of ginsenoside Rg1 on myocardial remodeling in an animal model of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Eur J Med Res 18:16 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 23738715) »
  • Davies JA  et al. Chemical mechanism of the Gram stain and synthesis of a new electron-opaque marker for electron microscopy which replaces the iodine mordant of the stain. J Bacteriol 156:837-45 (1983). Read more (PubMed: 6195147) »

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