Allura Red AC

Allura Red AC – Specification

Name – Allura Red AC
Revision No – 00
Classification – E-129 / C. I. Food Red 17 / F D & C Red # 40 / C.I. No 16035
Effective Date – 01/17/2000

No. Characteristic Requirement
Description Reddish Powder
1 Total colour/Assay, percent by Mass, min. 85.00
2 Water-insoluble matter, percent by mass, Max. 00.20
3 Combined ether extracts, percent by mass, Max. 00.20
4 Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass, Max.
Lower sulfonated
Higher sulfonated
Di Sodium salt, 6 – hydroxy ,5- [(2-methoxy -5- methyl -4-
sulfophenyl )-azo] -8- (2- methoxy-5- methyl -4-
sulfophnoxy)-2- naphthalene sulfonic acid
5 Dye intermediates, percent by mass, max
• 6 – hydroxy- 2- naphthalene sulfonic acid sodium salt.
• 4- Amino -5- methoxy -2- methylbenzene sulfonic acid .
• 6,6-0xybis (2-Naphthalene Sulfonic Acid) di sodium salt, Max
6 Unsulfonated primary aromatic amine (calculated as aniline) percent by mass, max. 00.01
7 Lead, mg/kg, Max. 10.00
8 Arsenic, mg/kg, Max. 03.00
9 Heavy metals, (as pb) mg/kg, max 40.00
10 Mercury, mg/kg, Max. 01.00
11 Cadmium, mg/kg, Max 01.00

Allura Red AC – Material Safety Sheet (MSDS)

Information of the substance and of the company

Commercial Product Allura Red AC.
Synonyms C.I.Food Red #40
FD&C Red #40
Synonyms C.I.Food Red #40
FD&C Red #40
Chemical Family(class) Mono azo dye
Chemical Name Di sodium salt of 2-hydroxy-1-(2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfonatophenyl
azo) naphthalene-6-sulfonate.

Chemical Characterization Information On Ingredients

E.E.C.No. E-129
EINECS. 247-368-0
CAS No. 25956-17-6
C.I.No. 16035
Molecular Formula C18H14N2O8S2Na2
Molecular Weight 496.42
According to
documentation available is edible dye.

Physical and chemical properties

Physical State Solid Powder.
Colour Red.
Odor Odorless
pH value 6-8
Boiling Point Not applicable
Melting Point No sharp melting point observed
Flash Point Not applicable
Substance does not having any oxidising property.
Ignition Temperature Not applicable
Explosion Limit Not applicable
Vapour Pressure Not applicable
Density 0.80
Solubility in water 120 gms/litre

Stability & Reactivity

Hazardous Reactions No
Hazardous Decomposition
Not Established
Chemical In Compatibility Strong Reducing Agents,
Decolourising Agents, Strong Acids & Alkalies
Condition To Avoid I) Heating To High Temperature
II) Storage under damp atmosphere
Reactivity Data This material is stable
under condition of normal handling and use, but sensitive
to moist air.

Handling & Storage

Handling Avoid formation of dust
Storage Keep in closed container
at ambient temperature & humidity
Do Not Store Together Store Colourwise

Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Respirator Protection May be used (In case dust
formation particle filter e.g. DIN 3181-21 may be)
Ventilation Local ventilation capable
of minimising dust emission at the point of use
Eye Protection Protective glasses may be
Hand Protection Rubber gloves may be used
wash the hands before and at the end of work with water,

Hazards Identification

Warnings :
The usual precautions taken when handling of dyes should
be observed.
As the substance is edible dye, no hazardous to water

First Aid Measures

Eye Contact Wash eyes with plenty of
water for at least 15 minute.
Skin Contact Wash off with plenty of
water & soap.
Injestion Plenty full water to be
taken inside, special medical attention may not be

Accidental Release Measures

After Spillage Sweep up spilled substance
carefully, then clean with water.
Absorbent Material Use clean cotton cloth.

Disposal Consideration

Can be sent to an incineration plant in accordance with local regulations

Fire Fighting Measures

Extinguishing Media Use dry chemicals or carbon dioxide CO2
Thermal Decomposition Dangerous decomposition is not anticipated

Toxicological Information (In Rats & Mice)

LD 50 Oral 6000-10000 mg/kg body weight
LD 50 intraperitoneal 3800-5000 mg/kg body weight
LD 50 skin No adverse or pathological
LD 50 inhalation Not Known
Eye Irritation Not irritating to Eye
Dermal Irritation Not irritating to skin.
Acceptable Daily Intake
0-2.5 mg/kg body weight
0-2.5 mg/kg body weight

Ecological Information

Water Hazard Being an edible dye, Not established

Transport Information

Not Hazardous Cargo.
Keep seperated from hazardous chemicals.

Regulatory Information

Manufactured as per specification set by BIS (India), FAO/WHO (JECFA). Each country has its own
laws on colouring of food-stuffs, colourant permitted and their purity standards

Other Information

This product should be stored, handled and used in accordance with good industrial hyginic practices and in conformity with any legal regulation. The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge and is intended to describe our products from the point of view of health and safety requirements. It should not therefore be construed as guaranteeing specific properties.
Note: All requirement shall be on dry basis.
For total dye content: requirement within tolerance limit of ±7.5%
the declared of value.

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