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Alizarin has a major application in the manufacture of the madder lake pigments which is commonly called as Rose madder and Alizarin crimson. It is involved in the studies of bone growth, osteoporosis, bone marrow and calcium deposits in the vascular system. It is also used as a stain in calcite and aragonite to identify calcium carbonate, and synovial fluid to asses for basic calcium phosphate crystals. It is used in colorimetric measurements for quantification of amine extraction by model food simulants from epoxy polymer.
Acid-base indicator: pH 5.8 - 7.2, 11.0 - 13.0.
Dai, C.; Song, P.; Wadhawan, J. D.; Fisher, A. C.; Lawerence, N. S. Screen Printed Alizarin-Based Carbon Electrodes: Monitoring pH in Unbuffered Media. Electroanalyis 2015, 27 (4), 917-923.
Amat, A.; Miliani, C.; Romani, A.; Fantacci, S. DFT/TDDFT investigation on the UV-vis absorption and fluorescence properties of alizarin dye. Phys. Chem. 2015, 17, 6374-6382.
Hazard Statements: H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280i-P264-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313
Wear eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.