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New Fuchsin

New Fuchsin

Ionisation: Basic

Chemical structure of New Fuchsin

Common Name: New fuchsin
Suggested Name: New fuchsin
Other Names:

Magenta III

C.I. Number: 42520
C.I. Name: Basic violet 2
Color: Red
Solubility Aqueous: 1.13%
Solubility Ethanol: 1.13%
Absorption Maximum: 556 (Conn),543 (Gurr) 553 (Aldrich)
Empirical Formula: C22H24N3Cl
Formula Weight: 365.9


New fuchsin is the most methylated the dyes that make up the mixture called basic fuchsin, and it can be substituted for them, particularly for the demonstration of acid-fast organisms with a Ziehl Neelsen stain. Compare the formula of the constituents of basic fuchsin.


  1. R. D. Lillie.
    Conn’s Biological Stains
    Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD., U.S.A.
  2. Edward Gurr, 1971
    Synthetic dyes in biology, medicine and chemistry
    Academic Press, London, England.
  3. Aldrich chemical catalogue, 1992
    Aldrich Chemical Company, Milwaukee, WI, USA.