Allura Red Specifications

Product Name Allura Red AC
Colour Shade
Synonyms Food Red 17, Allura Red
Chemical Name Di sodium 2 - hydroxy-1-(2-methoxy - 5-methyl-4-sulfonatophenyl azo) naphthalene -6- sulfonate
Molecular Formula C18H14N2Na2O8S2
C.I. No 16035
C.I. Name ---
FDA Status FD&C Red #40
CAS No. 25956-17-6
EINECS No. 247-368-0
Test EEC (Limit)
Total dye content, percent by mass (on dry basis at 105 ± 1°C for 2 hrs.) Min. 85
Water insoluble matter, percent by mass Max. 0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by mass Max. 0.20
Unsulfonated Primary aromatic amines, percent by mass (calculated as aniline) Max. 0.01
Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass Max. 3
Total organic compound other than coloring matter, percent by mass
6-hydroxy-2-naphthalene sulfonic acid, sodium salt
4-amino-5-methoxy-2-methylbenezene sulfonic acid
6,6-oxybis(2-naphthalene sulfonic acid) disodium salt
Max. ---
Heavy metals (as Pb), (mg/kg.) Max. 40
Arsenic (mg/kg.) Max. 3
Lead (mg/kg.) Max. 10
Mercury (mg/kg.) Max. 1
Cadmium (mg/kg.) Max. 1

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