Syntheses and structures of pseudo-mauveine picrate and 3-phenylamino-5(2-methylphenyl)-7-amino-8-methylphenazinium picrate ethanol mono-solvate: the first crystal structures of a mauveine chromophore and a synthetic derivative

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Pseudo-mauveine picrate and a synthetic derivative of mauveine, 3-phenylamino-5-(2-methylphenyl)-7-amino-8-methylphenazinium picrate, have been prepared via their leuco-bases and their crystal structures determined. Time-dependent density functional theory gives a good match for the calculated and measured UV-Vis spectra.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-718
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Issue number12
Early online date1 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015



  • aniline
  • mauve
  • mauveine
  • N-phenyl-p-phenylediamine
  • William Henry Perkin

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