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Indigo carmine

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Indigo carmine

(Science: chemical) 3,3'-dioxo-(delta-2,2'-biindoline)-5,5'-disulfonic acid disodium salt. An indolesulfonic acid that is used as a dye in renal function testing and as a reagent for the detection of nitrates and chlorates and in the testing of milk.

Pharmacological action: dyes, indicators and reagents, renal agents.

chemical name: 1H-Indole-5-sulfonic acid, 2-(1,3-dihydro-3-oxo-5-sulfo-2H-indol-2-ylidene)-2,3-dihydro-3-oxo-, disodium salt