A degradation product of methylene blue

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Abstract

Treatment of methylene blue (MB) 1 with bromine followed by alkali gives the brominated derivative of methylene violet 4. Preliminary studies have identified it as a metabolite of MB in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of organic chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • methylene blue
  • metabolite
  • HIGHLY IONIZED DRUGS
  • PHARMACOKINETICS
  • BLOOD
  • DOG

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