ammonium aurin-tricarboxylate; 5-[(3-carboxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)(3-carboxy-4-oxo-2,5-cyclohexadien-ylidene)methyl]-2-hydroxybenzoic acid triammonium salt
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||473.43 g/mol|
|Appearance||yellow-brown crystals, red in aqueous solution|
|Solubility in other solvents||freely soluble in H2O|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Aluminon, the triammonium salt of aurintricarboxylic acid, is a dye commonly used to detect the presence of the aluminium ion in an aqueous solution. In addition to its use in qualitative inorganic analysis, aluminon has applications in pigment production. It forms brilliantly colored lake pigments with aluminum, chromium, iron, and beryllium.
- Merck Index, 13th Ed.