What are the common fluorescein applications?
Posted November 10, 2022
Fluorescein is a highly fluorescent substance with an absorption maximum at 494 nm and emission maximum of 512 nm in water.
Fluorescein and its derivatives are commonly used in the following applications:
- Analytical chemistry as an indicator in silver nitrate titrations
- Forensics and serology to detect blood traces
- A specific type of dye laser as the gain medium
- Dye tracing
- Environmental testing simulations
The sodium salt of fluorescein, fluorescein sodium, is used extensively in ophthalmology and optometry as a diagnostic tool.
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