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Sample of pure acriflavine
Acriflavinium chloride (INN)
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||259.74 g·mol−1|
|R02AA13 (WHO) QG01AC90 (WHO)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Acriflavine (INN: acriflavinium chloride) is a topical antiseptic. It has the form of an orange or brown powder. It may be harmful in the eyes or if inhaled. It is a dye and it stains the skin and may irritate. The hydrochloride form is more irritating than the neutral form. It is derived from acridine. Commercial preparations are often mixtures with proflavine. It is known by a variety of commercial names.
Acriflavine is used in biochemistry for fluorescently labeling high molecular weight RNA.
Acriflavine is a controlled substance in Australia and dependent on situation,[clarification needed] is considered either a Schedule 5 (Caution) or Schedule 7 (Dangerous Poison) substance. The use, storage and preparation of the chemical is subject to strict state and territory laws.
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