methylene blue

PubChem Notes:

Methylene Blue A compound consisting of dark green crystals or crystalline powder, having a bronze-like luster. Solutions in water or alcohol have a deep blue color. Methylene blue is used as a bacteriologic stain and as an indicator. It inhibits GUANYLATE CYCLASE, and has been used to treat cyanide poisoning and to lower levels of METHEMOGLOBIN.

MediLexicon methylene blue - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'methylene blue'

[1. A basic dye easily oxidized to azure with dye mixtures; used in histology and microbiology to stain intestinal protozoa in wet mount preparations, to track RNA and RNase in electrophoresis, and as an antidote for methemoglobinemia; its redox indicator properties are useful in milk bacteriology.

Molecular Formula: C16H18ClN3S

InChI: InChI=1/C16H18N3S.ClH/c1-18(2)11-5-7-13-15(9-11)20-16-10-12(19(3)4)6-8-14(16)17-13;/h5-10H,1-4H3;1H/q+1;/p-1/fC16H18N3S.Cl/h;1h/qm;-1

SMILES: CN(C)C1=CC2=C(C=C1)N=C3C=CC(=[N+](C)C)C=C3S2.[Cl-]

    methylene blue
    (7-dimethylaminophenothiazin-3-ylidene)-dimethyl-azanium chloride

    PubChem CID 6099
    PubChem ID 10321389