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Information of Acriflavine from BacMet

Compound Information

  • Compound name: Acriflavine

  • Chemical Class: Acridine

  • Description: Monovalent cationic dye, acridine group, used as antiseptic and dye. Generic name acriflavinium chloride. Acridine dyes (eg, acriflavine, proflavin, aminacrine) are more active against gram-positive bacteria. Their activity is enhanced in alkaline medium and antagonized by hypochlorites. Impregnated bandages and gauze and acriflavine jelly have been used extensively for treatment of burns.

  • Database Links: CHEBI:383703

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