SAFCOL Ponceau SX Specifications

Product Name Ponceau SX
Color Shade
Synonyms Food Red 1
Chemical Name disodium;3-[(2,4-dimethyl-5-sulfonatophenyl)diazenyl]-4-hydroxynaphthalene-1-sulfonate
Molecular Formula -
C.I. No 14700
C.I. Name -
FDA Status FD&C Red 4
CAS No. 4548-53-2

Test EEC (Limit)
Total coloring matters calculated as the sodium salt, percent by mass. Min. 87
Water insoluble matter, percent by mass. Max. 0.20
Sum of volatile matter (at 135 deg.C.) and chlorides and sulfates (calculated as sodium salts), Max. 13%
5-Amino-2,4-dimethyl-1-benzenesulfonic acid, sodium salt Max. 0.20%
4-Hydroxy-1-naphthalenesulfonic acid, sodium salt, Max. 0.20%
Subsidiary colors Max. 2%
Heavy metals (as Pb), (mg/kg.) Max. 10
Arsenic, (mg/kg.) Max. 3
Mercury, (mg/kg.) Max. 1
Cadmium, (mg/kg.) Max. 1

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