AMARNATH

AMARANTH - SPECIFICATION

Name -

AMARANTH

Revision No -

00

Classification

E123 /C.I. FOOD RED -9 /C.I. No. 16185 /C.I.ACID RED#27/BORDEAUX -S

   

Effective Date -

01/01/2002

No.

Characteristic

Requirement

 

DESCRIPTION

REDDISH BROWN 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.

02.00

5

Dye intermediates, percent by mass, max.

O- Sulfo - Benzaldehyde

N'-N'- Ethyl benzyl aniline 3- sulfonic acid

Leuco base

00.50

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

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