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Substance Name: Acridine Orange
RN: 65-61-2
UNII: YO2175B15I
InChIKey: VSTHNGLPHBTRMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • A cationic cytochemical stain specific for cell nuclei, especially DNA. It is used as a supravital stain and in fluorescence cytochemistry. It may cause mutations in microorganisms.

Molecular Formula

  • C17-H19-N3.Cl-H

Molecular Weight

  • 301.819
 

Classification Codes

  • Coloring Agents
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Indicators and Reagents
  • Luminescent Agents
  • Mutagens
  • Mutation Data
  • Noxae
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Acridine Orange

MeSH Heading

  • Acridine Orange

Synonyms

  • 3,6-Acridinediamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-, monohydrochloride
  • 3,6-Bis(dimethylamino)acridine hydrochloride
  • Acridine Orange
  • Acridine Orange N
  • Acridine Orange NO
  • Acridine Orange NS
  • Acridine Orange R
  • Basic Orange 14
  • Basic Orange 3RN
  • C.I. 46005
  • C.I. Basic Orange 14
  • CCRIS 736
  • EINECS 200-614-0
  • NSC 56324
  • Rhoduline Orange
  • Rhoduline Orange NO
  • Sumitomo Acridine Orange NO
  • Sumitomo Acridine Orange RK conc
  • UNII-YO2175B15I

Systematic Names

  • 3,6-Acridinediamine, N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-, monohydrochloride
  • 3,6-Acridinediamine, N3,N3,N6,N6-tetramethyl-, hydrochloride (1:1)
  • Acridine Orange
  • Acridine, 3,6-bis(dimethylamino)-, monohydrochloride
  • N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylacridin-3,6-yldiamine hydrochloride

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 65-61-2

FDA UNII

  • YO2175B15I

Related Registry Number

  • 494-38-2 (parent cpd)

System Generated Number

  • 0000065612

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • C17-H19-N3.Cl-H

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C17-H19-N3
  • Cl-H
  • COMPONENT

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C17H19N3.ClH/c1-19(2)14-7-5-12-9-13-6-8-15(20(3)4)11-17(13)18-16(12)10-14;/h5-11H,1-4H3;1H

InChIKey

VSTHNGLPHBTRMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

c12c(nc3ccc(cc3c2)N(C)C)cccc1N(C)C.Cl