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Metanil Yellow is used as indicator. Metanil yellow is useful in spectrophotometric methods to determine the presence of trace amounts of nitrates and nitrites in solution. The method utilizes the fact that potassium bromate can catalyze the discoloring of Metanil yellow which can then be analyzed by spectrophotometry.
T.N. Nagaraja.; T. Desiraju. Effects of chronic consumption of metanil yellow by developing and adult rats on brain regional levels of noradrenaline, dopamine and serotonin, on acetylcholine esterase activity and on operant conditioning. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 1993, 31, (1), 41-44.
Ming-Shen Chiou.; Guo-Syong Chuang. Competitive adsorption of dye metanil yellow and RB15 in acid solutions on chemically cross-linked chitosan beads. Chemosphere. 2006, 62, (5), 731-740.
Hazard Statements: H318
Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P280i-P305+P351+P338-P310a
Wear eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.