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Magenta II

Magenta II

Ionisation: Basic

Chemical structure of Magenta II

Common Name: Magenta II
Suggested Name: Magenta II
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Color: Red
Solubility Aqueous:
Solubility Ethanol:
Absorption Maximum: 554
Empirical Formula: C21H22N3Cl
Formula Weight: 351.9


This dye is one of the constituents of basic fuchsin, together with pararosanilin and rosanilin. See a comparison of the formula of the constituents. Conn comments that it is not usually available and has to be specially prepared.


  1. R. D. Lillie.
    Conn’s Biological Stains
    Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD., U.S.A.