Tartrazine – Specification

Name – Tartrazine
Revision No – 00
Classification – C.I No 19140/E102/F.D & C Yellow #5/C.I Food Yellow #4/I.S.1694
Effective Date – 01/17/2000

No. Characteristic Characteristic
Description Light Orange 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. 01.00
5 Dye intermediates, percent by mass, max.
• I-P-(Sulfophenyl)-5-pyrazolone-3-carboxylic acid.
• Aniline-4-Sulfonilic Acid.
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

Tartrazine – Material Safety Sheet (MSDS)

Information of the substance and of the company
Commercial Product Tartrazine
Our Code F09
Synonyms C.I.Food Yellow #4
FD&C Yellow #5
Chemical Family(class) Mono azo dye
Chemical Name Tri-sodium 5-hydroxy-1-(4-Sulfonato phenyl-4-(4-Sulfonato phenylazo) pyrazole-3-carbaxylate
Chemical Characterization Information On Ingredients
E.E.C.No. E-102
EINECS. 217-699-5
CAS No. 19140
C.I.No. 15985
Molecular Formula C16H9N4Na3O9S2
Molecular Weight 534.37
According to documentation available is edible dye.
Physical and chemical properties
Physical State Solid, Fine Powder/Granules.
Colour Light Orange.
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 0.70
Solubility in water 140 gms/litre
Stability & Reactivity
Hazardous Reactions No
Hazardous Decomposition Product 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 used.
Hand Protection Rubber gloves may be used wash the hands before and at the end of work with water, soap.
Hazards Identification
The usual precautions taken when handling of dyes should be observed.
As the substance is edible dye, no hazardous to water supply.
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 necessary
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 effct
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 hygienic 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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