Brilliant Blue FCF Specifications

Product Name Brilliant Blue FCF
Colour Shade
Synonyms Food Blue 2, D&C Blue 4, Alzen Food Blue 1, Atracid Blue FG, Erioglaucine, Patent Blue AR, Xylene Blue
Chemical Name Disodium a-(4-N-ethyl-3-sulfonatobenzylamino phenyl)-a-(4-N-ethyl-3-sulfonatobenzylamino) cyclohaxa-2,5-dienylidene)tolune-2-sulfonate
Chemical Name C37H34N2Na2O9S3
C.I. No 42090
C.I. Name Acid Blue 9
FDA Status FD&C Blue 1
CAS No. 3844-45-9
EINECS No. 223-339-8
Test EEC (Limit)
Total colouring matters calculated as the sodium salt percent by mass 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 Max. 0.01
Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass Max. 6
Total organic compound other than coloring matter
(a) BOSA, Percent by mass
(b) EBASA, Percent by mass
(c) Leuco Base, Percent by mass
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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