Compound name: Ethidium Bromide
Description: Monovalent cationic dye. Ethidium bromide is an intercalating agent commonly used as a fluorescent tag in molecular biology laboratories for techniques such as agarose gel electrophoresis. Under the name homidium, it has been commonly used since the 1950s in veterinary medicine to treat trypanosomiasis in cattle, a disease caused by trypanosomes. Used as disinfectant.
Database Links: CHEBI:4883