Chemical Component Summary

NameCRYSTAL VIOLET
Identifiers[4-[bis(4-dimethylaminophenyl)methylidene]-1-cyclohexa-2,5-dienylidene]-dimethyl-azanium
FormulaC25 H30 N3
Molecular Weight372.53
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESCN(C)c1ccc(cc1)C(=C2C=CC(=[N+](C)C)C=C2)c3ccc(cc3)N(C)C
InChIInChI=1S/C25H30N3/c1-26(2)22-13-7-19(8-14-22)25(20-9-15-23(16-10-20)27(3)4)21-11-17-24(18-12-21)28(5)6/h7-18H,1-6H3/q+1
InChIKeyLGLFFNDHMLKUMI-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge1
Atom Count58
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count60
Aromatic Bond Count12

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB00406 
NameGentian violet cation
Groupsapproved
DescriptionA dye that is a mixture of violet rosanilinis with antibacterial, antifungal, and anthelmintic properties.
Synonyms
  • Crystal violet ion(1)
  • Gentian violet
  • Gentian violet carbocation
  • Methylrosaniline
  • Crystal violet carbocation
Brand Names
  • Kerr 100 Triple Dye Dispos-A
  • GNP Gentian Violet 1%
  • De LA Cruz Gentian Violet
  • Gentian Violet Anti-Infective
  • Humco Gentian Violet 1%
IndicationFor the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections inside the mouth (thrush) and skin, also for the prevention of transmission of Chagas' disease (as a blood additive).
Categories
  • Amines
  • Aniline Compounds
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Antifungals for Dermatological Use
ATC-Code
  • G01AX09
  • D01AE02
CAS number7438-46-2

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
DNA-unknownintercalation
Solute carrier family 22 member 1MPTVDDILEQVGESGWFQKQAFLILCLLSAAFAPICVGIVFLGFTPDHHC...unknown
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
PubChem3468
ChEBICHEBI:77181
ChEMBLCHEMBL459265
PharosCHEMBL459265