- Neutral red
Neutral red Identifiers CAS number ChemSpider Jmol-3D images Image 1 Properties Molecular formula C15H17ClN4 Molar mass 288.78 g/mol Melting point
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references Neutral red (pH indicator) below pH 6.8 above pH 8.0 6.8 ↔ 8.0
Neutral Red (or toluylene red, Basic Red 5, or C.I. 50040) is a eurhodin dye used for staining in histology. It stains lysosomes red. It is used as a general stain in histology, as a counterstain in combination with other dyes, and for many staining methods. Together with Janus Green B, it is used to stain embryonal tissues and supravital staining of blood. Can be used for staining Golgi apparatus in cells and Nissl granules in neurons.
- ^ Winckler, J. Vital staining of lysosomes and other cell organelles of the rat with neutral Red. Prog. Histochem. Cytochem. 6, 1–89 (1974).
Stains Iron/Hemosiderin Lipids Carbohydrates Amyloid Bacteria Connective tissue Other Tissue stainability
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