Methyl Red is a synthetic azo dye consisting of benzoic acid substituted at position 2 by a 4-[(dimethylamino)phenyl]diazenyl group. It is also called as C.I. Acid Red 2. It is often used in laboratory settings and chemical analysis as a pH indicator to visually indicate the pH of a solution through a color change.
|Name of Product||Methyl Red|
|IUPAC Name||2-[[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]diazenyl]benzoic acid|
|Synonyms||C.I. Acid Red 2; 2-Carboxy-4'-(dimethylamino)azobenzene; Cerven methylova; 2-(N,N-dimethyl-4-aminophenyl) azobenzenecarboxylic acid|
|Molecular Weight||269.30 g/mol|
|1||Appearance (form)||Crystalline Powder|
|2||Appearance (color)||Dark Red to Maroon to Violet|
|4||Solubility|| Insoluble in Water
Soluble in Ethanol, Chloroform & Acetic Acid
|5||Melting Point||179–182 °C|
|7||UV-vis (λmax)||410 nm (yellow form)|
|8||Loss on Drying (at 110°C)||NMT 5.0 %|
Q. How to prepare Methyl red Indicator ?
A 1% solution of Methyl red indicator is generally used for titration. It can be prepared by dissolving 1g of Methyl red powder in 500 ml of ethanol and then diluting it to 1000 ml with distilled water.
Q. Is Methyl red soluble in water ?
Methyl red is insoluble in water but is soluble in organic solvents.
Q. Is Methyl red an acid or base?
Methyl red is a weak acid.
Q. Is Methyl Red carcinogenic?
The International Agency for Research on Cancer places methyl red in group 3, which is unclassified with regard to its potential to cause cancer in humans.
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