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Compound Summary for: CID 6099

Methylene Blue

Also known as: Basic blue 9, Methylthioninium chloride, Chromosmon, Swiss Blue, Methylene Blue N, Urolene blue, Methylene Blue chloride, Bleu de methylene
Molecular Formula: C16H18ClN3S   Molecular Weight: 319.85222   InChIKey: CXKWCBBOMKCUKX-UHFFFAOYSA-M
A compound consisting of dark green crystals or crystalline powder, having a bronze-like luster. Solutions in water or alcohol have a deep blue color. Methylene blue is used as a bacteriologic stain and as an indicator. It inhibits GUANYLATE CYCLASE, and has been used to treat cyanide poisoning and to lower levels of METHEMOGLOBIN.   From: MeSH
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