Tyrian purple

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a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically

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a vivid purplish-red color

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Marine gastropods of the family Muricidae produce Tyrian purple (6,6'-dibromoindigo; Cooksey 2001), a dye of significant historical importance that can be obtained from no other natural source (Westley & Benkendorff 2008).
The structural similarities between indigo and 6,6'-dibromoindigo suggest the possible involvement of symbiotic bacteria in the biosynthesis of this compound in muricid molluscs.
Thirty years later, it was shown by Friedlander in 1909 that Schunck punicin was 6,6'-dibromoindigo (Friedlander 1909).
Today it is relatively easy to produce synthetically 6,6'-dibromoindigo; however, the interest in it is so small that it is not produced commercially (Imming et al.
Art improved synthetic procedure for 6,6'-dibromoindigo (Tyrian purple).