Safranin is also termed as SAFRANIN -O. Another name for it is BASIC RED 2. Safranin is a biological stain which is used in histology. It is also useful in cytology. Safranin is used as a counter stain in some staining protocols.Safranins are obtained by the joint oxidation of one molecule of a para -diamine with two molecules of a primary amine.
|Chemical Name||3,7-diamino-2,8-dimethyl-5-phenyl-phenazinium chloride|
|C.I.Genetic Name||Basic Red 2|
|Molecular Weight||350.85 gm/mole|
|Dye Content (Spectrophotometry)||=>98%|
|Absorption Max (50% Ethanol)||= 530 - 534 nm|
|Absorptivity (A1%/1cm., in 50% Ethanol)||=>1450|
|Loss On Drying (110° C)||= < 5 %|