Solvent Black 5 - Nigrosene Spirit - CI 50415

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Technical grade

  • Other Names:  Solvent Black 5; C.I. 50415

CAS No: 11099-03-9

  • Solubility:
    • Very soluble in Sodium carbonate solution.
    • Soluble in ethanol, Methanol;
    • Slightly soluble in Butyl acetate; Ethyl acetate; Benzene; Ether; Xylene;
    • Insoluble in water, Linseed oil; Mineral oil; Oleic acid; Paraffin wax; Toluene; Turpentine; Stearic acid; White spirit
  • Molecular Structure: 
  • Molecular Formula: C12H8N2
  • Molecular Weight: 180.0
  • Melting Point: 225 (Decomposes)


Nigrosine is a black powder used in dying of leather, wood and textiles. It is used in the manufacture of ink, shoe polish cream, carbon paper and toners. It is also used in compounding resins include phenolic resins, styrenics, polyamides and urea resins. Also used in varnishes, lacquers and shellac. Nigrosine is acidic and used for cell staining. Picronigrosin is a solution of nigrosine and picric acid in alcohol for staining use.

Nigrosine black dye is excellent for use as a carpet dye in the automotive trade. When mixed with Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) as a 1% solution and sprayed onto carpets it revamps old faded carpets giving them a renewed look.


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PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.