New methylene blue
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||484.22 g/mol|
|Melting point||239 °C (462 °F; 512 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
New methylene blue (also NMB) is an organic compound of the thiazine class of heterocycles. It is used as a stain and as an antimicrobial agent. It is classified as an azine dye, and the chromophore is a cation, the anion is often unspecified.
NMB is a staining agent used in diagnostic cytopathology and histopathology, typically for staining immature red blood cells. It is a supravital stain. It is closely related to methylene blue, an older stain in wide use.
New methylene blue is toxic. Skin contact or inhalation should be avoided.