Gentian Violet is also known under other names as Crystal Violet, Methyl Violet 10B, Basic Violet 3 or Methylrosanilinium Chloride.
It is used in various applications in human/veterinary medicine and in laboratory.
In medicine Gentian Violet has antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties. In laboratory it is used as a histological stain and in Gram's method of classifying bacteria. Crystal Violet is also a dye colour (Basic Violet 3).
BHM Chemicals is a supplier of high quality Gentian Violet in various grades suitable for use in medicinal applications for human/veterinary use as well as in laboratory.
Available grades include Ph. Eur., USP, BP, BP1980 and Technical.
Minimum order quantity: 10kg
Loss on drying
Dark green, shiny powder, hygroscopic. Sparingly soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%) and in methylene chloride.
Conforms to BP1980 tests
Less than 4ppm
Less than 20ppm
As per BP test: No turbidity or white precipitate is produced
As per BP test: The residue weighs not more than 10mg
Less than 9.0%
Less than 3.0%
Hazardous class 9, UN 3077, Packing group III
Keep container tightly closed in a cool and dry place and protected from light. Protect from contamination by foreign substances.