Pure acriflavinium chloride
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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 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.
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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.
- acriflavine(Encyclopædia Britannica)
- Acriflavine use in aquaria
- Lee, K.; Zhang, H.; Qian, D. Z.; Rey, S.; Liu, J. O.; Semenza, G. L. (2009). "Acriflavine inhibits HIF-1 dimerization, tumor growth, and vascularization". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (42): 17910. doi:10.1073/pnas.0909353106.
- ChemExper Chemical Directory (accessed 2005-08-16)