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Antimicrobial Name: Crystal violet (Gentian violet)
CAS Number: 548-62-9
Type of Antibiotic: Other Antibiotics
Origin: Chemical/Synthetic
Functional Category: Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Other
Molecular Weight: 407.979
Chemical Formula:



Crystal violet (Gentian violet) is a triarylmethane dye. The dye is used as a histological stain and in Gram’s method of classifying bacteria.