carminic acid

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car·min·ic acid

A red crystalline compound, C22H20O13, that is extracted from female cochineal insects and is used as a biological stain, complexing agent, and acid-base indicator.
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Curcumin, carminsaure, crystal violet, carminic acid, and azomethine-H methods are based on photometry (1,9,33).
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
The red color comes from carminic acid, which the insects have in abundance.
Determination of boron in treated wood using azomethine-H or carminic acid.