Erythrosine

Specification
Product Name Erythrosine
Colour Shade
Synonyms Food Red – 14
Chemical Name Disodium 2-(2,4,5,7-Tetraiodo-3-oxido-6- Oxoxanthen- 9-yl) Benzoate monohydrate.
C.I. No 45430
C.I. Name Acid Red – 51
FDA Status FD&C Red – 3
CAS No. 16423-68-0
EINECS No. 240-474-8
E. NUMBER E-127
Test EEC (Limit)
Total colouring matters calculated as the sodium salt, percent by mass. Min. 87
Water insoluble matter, percent by mass. Max. 0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by mass. Max. 0.20
Subsidiary colouring matters (except fluorescein) percent by mass Max. 4
Inorganic iodides calculated as sodium iodide percent by mass Max. 0.1
Fluorescein (mg/kg.) Max. 20
Organic compounds other than colouring matters, percent by mass
(a)Tri-iodoresorcinol
(b)2-(2,4-dihydroxy-3,5-diodobenzoyl) benzoic acid
Max. 0.20
0.20
Heavy metals as pb(mg/kg) Max. 40
Arsenic (mg/kg.) Max. 3
Lead (mg/kg.) Max. 2
Mercury (mg/kg.) Max. 1
Cadmium (mg/kg.) Max. 1