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Ponceau 4R

Ponceau 4R Food Color

Ponceau 4R Food Color

Approx. Rs 55 / Piece

Ponceau 4R is also known by the names of Cochineal Red A, Brilliant Scarlet 3R, C.I. Acid Red 18, New Coccine. Providing support as a synthetic colorant it can be used as food coloring agent and is made available in form of red AZO dye. It finds suitability in variety of food products and normally come synthesized from aromatic hydrocarbons from petroleum.

Its composition includes trisodium 2-hydroxy-1(4-sulfonato-1-naphthylazo) naphthalene-6,8-disulfonate as well as subsidiary coloring agents that are used in combination with sodium chloride/sodium sulfate as principal uncolored component.

products nameponceau 4r
color shade
synonymsfood red-7
chemical name trisodium 2-hydroxy-1-(4- sulfonato-1-naphtylazo)-naphtalene-6,8-disulfonate
color index no. 16255
c. I. Name acid red 18
fda status --
cas no. 2611-82-7
einecs no. 220-036-2
eec no. e-124
hue name (food) red - 7
indian standard no. 2258
total dye content % min. 82
loss on drying at 135 c & sodium
chlorides & sulphates % max
water insoluble matter % max.
0. 2
ether extracts % max. . 0. 2
subsidiary dye % max. 1. 0
dyes intermediates % max. 0. 50
unsulfonated primary aromatic amines % max. 0. 01
lead (as "pb") ppm (max. )10. 00
arsenic (as "as" ppm (max. )1. 00
mercury (as "hg") ppm (max)1. 0
chromium (as "cr") ppm (max)5. 0
heavy metals ppm (max)40. 00

total organic compound other than coloring matters, percent by mass.
4-aminonaphthalene-1-sulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-disulfonic acid
3-hydroxynaphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid
6-hydroxynaphthalene-2-sulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-6- trisulfonic acid
max00. 50

water (gms/ltr. )
140. 0
glycerine (gms/ltr. )10. 00
propylene glycon (gms/ltr. )50. 00
ethanol (95%) (gms/ltr. )trace

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