Crystal Violet Powder C.I.42555 (Gentian Violet Powder)


Crystal Violet is also known as Gentian Violet, a dark green powder/crystals. It is commonly used as a histological stain in the gram method for demonstrating bacteria.

Dye Content: >97.6%
Molecular Formula: C25H30ClN3
Molecular Weight: 407.99 g/mol
Melting Point: 215°C
Arsenic (As): <3ppm
Heavy Metals (as Pb): <20ppm
Sulphated Ash: <1.45%
Insoluble Matter (Ethanol): <0.5%
Loss on Drying: <6.4%

Hazard Class: 9

Packing Group: 3

Hazard Phrases: Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye damage. May cause cancer . Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Prec Phrases: Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/container.


Cas No: 548-62-9
Einecs No: 208-953-6


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