Xylenol orange

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Xylenol orange
Xylenolorange2.svg
Names
IUPAC name
3,3′-Bis[N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)aminomethyl]-o-cresolsulfonephthalein tetrasodium salt
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.015.049
EC Number 216-553-8
Properties
C31H32N2O13S
Molar mass 672.66 g·mol−1
Melting point 195 °C (383 °F; 468 K)
200 mg/mL
Hazards
R-phrases (outdated) R10, R20, R21, R22, R36, R38
S-phrases (outdated) (S1/2), S26, S27, S28, S62, S63
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oil Health code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroform Reactivity code 2: Undergoes violent chemical change at elevated temperatures and pressures, reacts violently with water, or may form explosive mixtures with water. E.g., phosphorus Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point > 93 °C (199 °F; 366 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
N verify (what is YesYN ?)
Infobox references

Xylenol orange is an organic reagent, most commonly used as a tetrasodium salt as an indicator for metal titrations. When used for metal titrations it will appear red in the titrand and yellow once it reaches its endpoint. Historically, commercial preparations of it have been notoriously impure,[1] sometimes consisting of as little as 20% xylenol orange, and containing large amounts of semi-xylenol orange and iminodiacetic acid. Purities as high as 90% are now available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gay, Craig; Collins, James; Gebicki, Janusz M. (1999), "Determination of Iron in Solutions with the Ferric–Xylenol Orange Complex", Analytical Biochemistry, 273 (2): 143–148, doi:10.1006/abio.1999.4207