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Erythrosin B, also called Acid Red 51, is used as a food colorant, in printing inks and as a biological stain in plant anatomy. It finds application as a dental plaque disclosing agent and a sensitizer for orthochromatic photographic films. As a food additive, it is commonly used in sweets like candies, popsicles and in cake-decorating gels. It is an important dye used in the determination of cell viability and used as phosphorescent triplet probe to detect rotational diffusion of membrane proteins.
Chen, W.; Wu, Y.; Zheng, M.; Gu, Q.; Zheng, Z.; Xia, X. Establishing an experimental rat model of photodynamically-induced retinal vein occlusion using erythrosin B. Int J Ophthalmol. 2014, 7 (2), 232-238.
Xu, J.; Li, Y.; Peng, S. Photocatalytic hydrogen evolution over Erythrosin B-sensitized graphitic carbon nitride with in situ grown molybdenum sulfide cocatalyst. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2015, 40 (1), 353-362.
Hazard Statements: H302
Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P301+P312-P330-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant