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Phenolphthalein is widely used as an indicator in acid-base titrations, water treatment applications. Due to its pH sensitivity, It is used to the check extend of carbonation in concrete, soap and in toys as diapering work. It is used in Kastle-Meyer test, which identifies the substances containing blood.
Acid-base indicator: pH 8.0 - 10.0.
Dobrydneva, Y.; Wilson, E.; Abelt, C. J.; Blackmore, P. F. Phenolphthalein as a Prototype Drug for a Group of Structurally Related Calcium Channel Blockers in Human Platelets. J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol. 2009, 53 (3), 231-240.
Vishwakarma, N. K.; Patel, V. K.; Hira, S. K.; Ramesh, K.; Srivastava, P.; Mitra, K.; Singh, S.; Chattopadhyay, D.; Maiti, P.; Misra, N.; Manna, P. P.; Ray, B. Tadpole-shaped Beta-cyclodextrin-tagged poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone): synthesis, characterization and studies of its complexation with phenolphthalein and anti tumor activities. RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (20), 15547-15558.
Hazard Statements: H341-H351-H361f-H373
Suspected of causing genetic defects. Suspected of causing cancer. Suspected of damaging fertility. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P281-P308+P313-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant