Useful in the staining of Negri bodiesIndigo carmine is used as a food colorant, pH indicator and dissolved ozone indicator. It is used to detect amino fluid leaks, highlight portions of the urinary tract, tissue stains and tool for the determination of hypochlorite. As a dye in renal function, it is used in testing and detection of nitrates and chlorates, and in the testing of milk.
Costa, A. L.; Gomes, A. C.; Pillinger, M.; Gonçalves, I. S.; de Melo, J. S. S. An Indigo Carmine-Based Hybrid Nanocomposite with Supramolecular Control of Dye Aggregation and Photobehavior. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21 (34), 12069-12078.
Agorku, E. S.; Kuvarega, A. T.; Mamba, B. B.; Pandey, A. C.; Mishra, A. K. Enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity of multi-elements-doped ZrO2 for degradation of indigo carmine. J. Rare Earths 2015, 33 (5), 498-506.
Hazard Statements: H302
Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P264-P270-P301+P312a-P330-P501a
Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.