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Lissamine Fast Yellow

Lissamine Fast Yellow

Class: Azo
Ionisation: Acid

Chemical structure of Lissamine Fast Yellow

Common Name: Lissamine fast yellow
Suggested Name: Lissamine fast yellow
Other Names:

C.I. Number: 18965
C.I. Name:
Color: Yellow
Solubility Aqueous: Readily
Solubility Ethanol: Readily
Absorption Maximum: 396 (Gurr)
Empirical Formula: C16H10N4O7S2Cl2Na2
Formula Weight: 551


Lissamine fast yellow is rarely called for in medical histology. It is recommended as the erythrocyte stain in Garvey's method for elastic, fibrin, and collagen. It has also been recommended as a substitute for martius yellow in Lendrum’s MSB.


  1. Edward Gurr, 1971
    Synthetic dyes in biology, medicine and chemistry
    Academic Press, London, England.