The rhodamine B is a chemical used as a dye or tracer to track a liquid to detect direction of flow. Rhodamine fluoresces when illuminated with ultraviolet light. Rhodamine gives a violet colour, called Acid Red 52.
Once you introduce Rhodamine B in water, you get a fluorescent liquid, detectable with the naked eye and in dark environments under ultraviolet light.
IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES OF RHODAMINE
Synonyms: Rhodamine IntracidB
- Physical state at 20ºC: Solid
- Colour: Red
- pH: 3,5 at 1%
- Solubility in water at 20ºC: 35 kg/m3
- Flash point: Non-flammable (>60ºC)
USES OF RHODAMINE
- Textile dye
- Professional use only