FITC; Fluorescein-5(or 6)-isothiocyanate; 3',6'-Dihydroxy-5(or 6)-isothiocyanatospiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthene)-3-one; Spiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthen)-3-one, 3',6'-dihydroxy-5(or 6)-isothiocyanato-; [ChemIDplus] Fluorescein 5(6)-isothiocyanate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Orange solid; [Merck Index] Dark yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Used as a fluorescent indicator to probe biological systems and monitor sewage; [Merck Index]
A mixture of the 5- and 6-isothiocyante isomers; [Merck Index] A skin sensitizer in animal expperiments; [Refeence #1] May cause irritation, respiratory sensitization, and lung injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Fluorescein-5-isothiocyanate." See "Fluorescein."
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: