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Substance Name: Gentian violet [USP]
RN: 548-62-9
InChIKey: ZXJXZNDDNMQXFV-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Note

  • A dye that is a mixture of violet rosanilinis with antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties.

Molecular Formulas

  • C25-H30-Cl-N3
  • C25-H30-N3.Cl

Molecular Weight

  • 407.986
 

Classification Codes

  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Anti-infective agents, local
  • Anti-infective, topical
  • Mutation data
  • Reproductive Effect
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
  • Tumor data

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Basic violet 3
  • CI 42555
  • Crystal violet
  • Gentian violet
  • Gentian violet [USP]
  • Hexamethyl-p-rosaniline chloride

MeSH Heading

  • Gentian violet

Synonyms

  • (4-(Bis(p-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methylene)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)dimethylammonium chloride
  • 12416 Violet
  • Adergon
  • Aizen Crystal Violet
  • Aizen Crystal Violet Extra Pure
  • Aniline Violet
  • Aniline Violet Pyoktanine
  • Atmonil
  • Avermin
  • Axuris
  • Badil
  • Basic Violet 3
  • Basic Violet BN
  • Bismuth Violet
  • Blaues pyoktanin
  • Blaues pyoktanin [German]
  • Brilliant Violet 5B
  • C.I. 42555
  • C.I. Basic violet 3
  • Calcozine Violet 6BN
  • Calcozine Violet C
  • Caswell No. 264A
  • CCRIS 2464
  • Chlorure de methylrosanilinum
  • Chlorure de methylrosanilinum [INN-French]
  • CI 42555
  • CI Basic Violet 3
  • Cloruro de metilrosanilina
  • Cloruro de metilrosanilina [INN-Spanish]
  • Crystal Violet
  • Crystal Violet 10B
  • Crystal Violet 5BO
  • Crystal Violet 6B
  • Crystal Violet 6BO
  • Crystal Violet AO
  • Crystal Violet AON
  • Crystal Violet BP
  • Crystal Violet BPC
  • Crystal Violet Chloride
  • Crystal Violet chloride salt
  • Crystal Violet Extra Pure
  • Crystal Violet Extra Pure APN
  • Crystal Violet Extra Pure APNX
  • Crystal Violet FN
  • Crystal Violet HL2
  • Crystal Violet O
  • Crystal Violet Pure DSC
  • Crystal Violet Pure DSC Brilliant
  • Crystal Violet SS
  • Crystal Violet Technical
  • Crystal Violet USP
  • EINECS 208-953-6
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 039502
  • Genapax
  • Gentersal
  • Gentian Violet
  • Gentianaviolett
  • Gentianaviolett [German]
  • Gentiaverm
  • Genticid
  • Gentioletten
  • Gvs
  • Hecto Violet R
  • Hectograph Violet SR
  • Hexamethyl p-rosaniline hydrochloride
  • Hexamethyl pararosaniline chloride
  • Hexamethyl Violet
  • Hexamethyl-p-rosaniline chloride
  • Hexamethylpararosaniline chloride
  • Hidaco Brilliant Crystal Violet
  • Hidaco Crystal Violet
  • HSDB 4366
  • Kristall-violett
  • Kristall-violett [German]
  • Meroxyl
  • Meroxyl-wander
  • Meroxylan
  • Meroxylan-wander
  • Methanaminium, N-(4-(bis(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methylene)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)-N-methyl-, chloride
  • Methyl Violet 10B
  • Methyl Violet 10BD
  • Methyl Violet 10BK
  • Methyl Violet 10BN
  • Methyl Violet 10BNS
  • Methyl Violet 10BO
  • Methyl Violet 5BNO
  • Methyl Violet 5BO
  • Methyl Violet 6B (biological stain)
  • Methylrosanilinchlorid
  • Methylrosanilinchlorid [German]
  • Methylrosaniline chloride
  • Methylrosanilini chloridum
  • Methylrosanilinii chloridum
  • Methylrosanilinii chloridum [INN-Latin]
  • Methylrosanilinium chloride
  • Methylrosanilinium chloride [INN]
  • Methylrosanilinum chloratum
  • Methylviolett
  • Methylviolett [German]
  • Metilrosanilinio cloruro
  • Metilrosanilinio cloruro [DCIT]
  • Mitsui Crystal Violet
  • NCI-C55969
  • NSC 3090
  • Oxiuran
  • Oxycolor
  • Oxyozyl
  • Paper Blue R
  • Pararosaniline, N,N,N',N',N'',N''-hexamethyl-, chloride
  • Plastoresin Violet 5BO
  • Pyoktanin
  • Pyoverm
  • UNII-J4Z741D6O5
  • Vermicid
  • Vianin
  • Viocid
  • Violet 5BO
  • Violet 6BN
  • Violet CP
  • Violet cristallise
  • Violet gencianova
  • Violet gencianova [Czech]
  • Violet krystalova
  • Violet krystalova [Czech]
  • Violet xxiii
  • Violet zasadita 3
  • Violet zasadita 3 [Czech]

Systematic Names

  • (4-(4,4'-Bis(dimethylamino)benzhydrylidene)cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene)dimethylammonium chloride
  • Ammonium, (4-(bis(p-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methylene)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)dimethyl-, chloride
  • C.I. Basic Violet 3 (8CI)
  • Gentian violet
  • Methanaminium, N-(4-(bis(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methylene)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)-N-methyl-, chloride
  • Methanaminium, N-(4-(bis(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methylene)-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene)-N-methyl-, chloride (1:1)

Superlist Names

  • C.I. Basic Violet 1
  • Hexamethyl-p-rosaniline chloride

Mixture Name

  • Sentry aq mardel quick aid

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 548-62-9

Other Registry Numbers

  • 23355-47-7
  • 7077-31-8

System Generated Number

  • 0000548629

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formulas

  • C25-H30-Cl-N3
  • C25-H30-N3.Cl

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C25-H30-N3
  • Cl
  • COMPONENT

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C25H30N3.ClH/c1-26(2)22-13-7-19(8-14-22)25(20-9-15-23(16-10-20)27(3)4)21-11-17-24(18-12-21)28(5)6;/h7-18H,1-6H3;1H/q+1;/p-1

InChIKey

ZXJXZNDDNMQXFV-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Smiles

C(\c1ccc(N(C)C)cc1)(c1ccc(N(C)C)cc1)=C1\C=C\C(=[N+](/C)C)C=C1.[ClH-]

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
cat LDLo oral 100mg/kg (100mg/kg)   Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Vol. 22, Pg. 1, 1972.
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cat LDLo oral 100mg/kg (100mg/kg) GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING

GASTROINTESTINAL: "HYPERMOTILITY, DIARRHEA"
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Vol. 22, Pg. 1, 1972.
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dog LDLo oral 1gm/kg (1000mg/kg)   Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Vol. 22, Pg. 1, 1972.
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dog LDLo oral 1gm/kg (1000mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: FOOD INTAKE (ANIMAL)

GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Vol. 22, Pg. 1, 1972.
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guinea pig LDLo intraperitoneal 10mg/kg (10mg/kg) LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: ACUTE PULMONARY EDEMA Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Vol. 31, Pg. 825, 1934.
guinea pig LDLo oral 100mg/kg (100mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: ATAXIA Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. Vol. 22, Pg. 1, 1972.
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mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 5100ug/kg (5.1mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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mouse LD50 oral 96mg/kg (96mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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mouse LDLo intravenous 20mg/kg (20mg/kg) LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: ACUTE PULMONARY EDEMA Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Vol. 31, Pg. 825, 1934.
rabbit LD50 intraduodenal 160mg/kg (160mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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rabbit LD50 intraperitoneal 5mg/kg (5mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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rabbit LD50 oral 150mg/kg (150mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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rat LD50 intraperitoneal 8900ug/kg (8.9mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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rat LD50 oral 420mg/kg (420mg/kg)   Arzneimittel-Forschung. Drug Research. Vol. 1, Pg. 5, 1951.
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Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 215 dec deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) 0.51 (none)   EXP
Water Solubility 4000 mg/L 25 EXP
Vapor Pressure 1.93E-14 mm Hg 25 EST
Henry's Law Constant 3.06E-16 atm-m3/mole 25 EST
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 4.43E-10 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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