Crystal Violet is a triarylmethane dye and occurs in the form of a dark-green powder with a metallic luster. It is used as an acid-base indicator for use in biological stains and non-aqueous titration, the color scale spanning from green (PH 0.5) to blue (PH 2.0).
|1.||DESCRIPTION||Dark Green Crystalline Powder|
|2.||L.O.D. AT 105 C.||Max. 8.0%|
|3.||SULPHATED ASH||MAX 1.5%|
|4||INSOLUBLE MATTER||MAX 1.0%|
|5||0.03% SOLUTION IN ALCOHOL.||MUST BE CLEAR SOLUTION|
|7||ABSORPTION MAXIMA||587-589 nm|
|8||DYE CONTENT||Min. 88.0%|
• Crystal Violet dye is the primary stain used in the Gram stain technique for differentiation of Gram-negative versus Gram-positive bacteria.
• It can be utilized to determine the viability of cultured cells.
• In forensics, crystal violet was used to develop fingerprints.
• It is also used as a textile and paper dye.