3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||388.94 g·mol−1|
|H315, H319, H335|
|P261, P264, P271, P280, P302+P352, P304+P340, P305+P351+P338, P312, P321, P332+P313, P337+P313, P362, P403+P233, P405, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Pinacyanol is a cyanine dye. It is an organic cation, typically isolated as the chloride or iodide salts. The blue dye is prepared from 2-methylquinoline by quaternization with ethyl chloride or ethyl iodide. Condensation with formaldehyde results in coupling. Subsequent oxidation of the leuco intermediate gives the dye. Pinacyanol is a prototypical cyanine dye that was widely used as a sensitizer in electrophotography. Its biological properties have also been investigated widely.
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