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Congo red

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Congo red

(Science: chemical) An odourless, dark red or reddish brown powder which decomposes on exposure to acid fumes. It is used as a diagnostic aid in amyloidosis, and has been used as an antihemolytic and detoxicant.

Pharmacological action: dyes.

chemical name: 1-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 3,3'-((1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'-diylbis(azo))bis(4-amino-, disodium salt