xanthene


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xan·thene

(zan'thēn),
1. The basic structure of many natural products, drugs, dyes (for example, fluorescein, pyronin, eosins), indicators, pesticides, antibiotics, etc.
2. A class of molecules based upon xanthene (1).

xanthene

[zan′thēn]
Etymology: Gk, xanthos, yellow
a crystalline organic compound in which two benzene rings are fused to a central pyran ring. The pyran oxygen bridges the two benzene rings. It is a parent chemical structure of many medicinal elements.

xan·thene

(zan'thēn)
The basic structure of many natural products, drugs, dyes (e.g., fluorescein, pyronin, eosins), indicators, pesticides, and antibiotics.

xan·thene

(zan'thēn)
Basic structure of many natural products, drugs, dyes (e.g., fluorescein, pyronin, eosins), indicators, pesticides, and antibiotics.
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Keyplast Yellow BT is a fluorescent yellow xanthene that, the manufacturer says, offers excellent heat and light stability in engineering resins.
Rose Bengal is a red, xanthene dye (including other members like phloxine b, erythrosine, and eosin yellow) that produces reactive, singlet oxygen when exposed to light.
Phloxine B and Eosin Yellow are halogenated photoactive xanthene dyes, that are FDA approved for use in human cosmetics and drugs.