Alizarin Red Formula
29 March 2005
Used in assessing sweat function. Changes to purplish discoloration on contact with sweat.
Alizarin 2.4 gram (0.1mM)
Sodium carbonate anhydrous 2.4gram (0.2mM)
Wheat starch BP (pharmaceutical grade) 95.2gram
Alizarin is anthraquinone derived and therefore carcinogenic. These chemicals are irritating to the eyes, respiratory system and skin; they definitely should not be inhaled or placed near the eyes. Preparation in a fume cupboard is recommended.