Lissamine Green (11096-63-2)

Lissamine Green Chemical Structure

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What is Lissamine Green

Lissamine Green (LG)  is a synthetically produced organic acid dye with two aminophenyl groups. It has broad applicability as a dye and is widely used in cosmetics and food additives. It is also available for ophthalmic use as individually packaged, sterile strips.

It is used as a stain to diagnose ocular surface disease. Ocular surface epithelial cells without mucin or glycocalyx protection, as well as injured cells, are stained by Lissamine Green. It is also the preferred dye for staining the bulbar conjunctiva.

Macsen Laboratories is the leading manufacturer & supplier of Lissamine Green with ISO certification.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Name of Product Lissamine Green
IUPAC Name 3-[[4-[(2-chlorophenyl)-[4-[ethyl-[(3-sulfonatophenyl)methyl]azaniumylidene]cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene]methyl]-N-ethylanilino]methyl]benzenesulfonate
Synonyms Erio green; Lissamina Verde; verde lisamina; Verde di lissamina; Vert Lissamine; Acid green S; Wool green S or C; Fast light green
CAS No 11096-63-2
Molecular Formula C37H34ClN2O6S2-
Molecular Weight 702.3 g/mol
Pubchem CID 5182671

Uses

Side effects

  • Short-term blurring
  • Transient stinging
  • Staining of the eyelids in the case of overspill tearing following application

No other general side effects are reported from the dye.

FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Rose Bengal and Lissamine Green?

According to studies, rose bengal and lissamine green have comparable staining characteristics, however, lissamine green is much well-tolerated by patients.

Q. What is the difference between Fluorescein and Lissamine green?

  • Fluorescein stains between the cells whereas Lissamine Green stains the cells themselves.
  • Fluorescein gives clearer staining of the cornea and Lissamine Green appears clearly, particularly on the conjunctiva.

Q. Does lissamine green stain cornea?

Lissamine Green stains the conjunctiva and not the cornea.

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