OBO ID: CHEBI:33601
Term Name: safranin O Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • 3,7-diamino-5-phenylphenazin-5-ium chloride
  • 3,7-Diamino-5-phenylphenazinium chloride
  • basic red 2
  • C.I. 50240
  • dimethyl
  • Phenosafranin
  • phenosafranine
  • Phenosafranine, chloride
  • safranin
Definition: An organic chloride salt having 3,7-diamino-5-phenylphenazin-5-ium as the counterion. It is commonly used for staining Gram negative bacteria red in smears to contrast with the blue Gram positive organisms.
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Ontology: Chebi
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