Methylene green

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Methylene green
Methylene green.svg
IUPAC name
[7-(dimethylamino)-4-nitrophenothiazin-3-ylidene]-dimethylazanium chloride
Other names
Basic Green 5; CI 52020
2679-01-8 YesY
ChemSpider 68394
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MeSH C028673
PubChem 75889
Molar mass 364.85 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Methylene green is a heterocyclic aromatic chemical compound similar to methylene blue. It is used as a dye.[1]


  1. ^ Senior W (November 1969). "Staining of animal tissues with the dye base of methylene green in benzene to facilitate identification and selection of material". Stain Technol 44 (6): 269–71. PMID 4187577. 

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