Synthesis and analysis by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry of a mauveine composition similar to museum-stored mauveine

Michael J. Plater (Corresponding Author), Andrea Raab

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Our proposal that museum stored mauveine was made by a modified method compared to mauveine made by the William Henry Perkin (WHP) patented method of 1856 is exemplified. An improved method of purification allows greater resolution and separation of the different mauveine chromophores. LC-MS charts for museum stored mauveine are compared to the new mauveine reported here. The formation of deprotected mauveine chromophores and N-tert-butylated mauveine chromophores is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-594
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Issue number12
Early online date22 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018



  • mauve
  • mauveine
  • liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • silica gel

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