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Alcian blue

Alcian blue
Other names Alcian blue 8GX, Ingrain blue 1, C.I. 74240
CAS number 33864-99-2
PubChem 3084579
SMILES CN(C)C(=[N+](C)C)SCC1=CC2=C(C=C1)C3=NC4=NC(=NC5=C6C=C (C=CC6=C([N-]5)N=C7C8=C(C=CC(=C8)CSC(=[N+](C)C)N(C)C)C(=N7) N=C2[N-]3)CSC(=[N+](C)C)N(C)C)C9=C4C=CC(=C9)CSC(=[N+](C)C)N(C)C. [Cl-]. [Cl-].[Cl-].[Cl-].[Cu+2]
InChI InChI=1/C56H68N16S4.4ClH.Cu/c1-65(2)53(66(3)4)73-29-33- 17-21-37-41(25-33)49-58-45(37)57-46-38-22-18-35(31-75-55 (69(9)10)70(11)12)27-43(38)51(59-46)64-52-44-28-36(32-76- -56(71(13)14)72(15)16)20-24-40(44)48(63-52)62-50-42-26- 34(19-23-39(42)47(60-49)61-50)30-74-54(67(5)6)68(7)8;;;;;/h17- -28H,29-32H2,1-16H3;4*1H;/q+2;;;;;+2/p-4/fC56H68N16S4.4 Cl.Cu/h;4*1h;/qm;4*-1;m
Molecular formula C56H68Cll4CuN16S4
Molar mass 1298.87 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Alcian Blue is also a name of a noise pop band which broke up in 2006. [1]

Additional recommended knowledge

Alcian blue (AB), also called Alcian blue 8GX, Ingrain blue 1, and C.I. 74240, is a phthalocyanine dye that contains copper. The dye stains acid mucopolysaccharides and glycosaminoglycans, for which it is one of the most widely used cationic dyes; the stained parts are blue to bluish-green. It can be combined with H&E staining and van Gieson staining methods. It bonds by electrostatic forces with the negatively charged macromolecules. Gradual increases in the electrolyte concentration used to wash the bound dye selectively identifies neutral, sulphated, and phosphated mucopolysaccharides.

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