Sunset Yellow

Product Name Sunset Yellow
Colour Shade
Synonyms Food Yellow – 3, Orange Yellow S
Chemical Name Disodium salt of 1-(4-sulphophe- nylazo)-2-naphthol-6-sulfonic acid
C.I. No 15985
C.I. Name
FDA Status FD&C Yellow #6
CAS No. 2783-94-0
EINECS No. 220-491-7
Test EEC (Limit)
Total colouring matters calculated as the sodium salt, percent by mass. Min. 85
Water insoluble matter, percent by mass. Max. 0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by mass. Max. 0.20
Unsulfonated Primary aromatic amines, percent by Mass Max. 0.01
Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass. Max. 5
Total organic compound other than colouring matter, percent by mass.
4-aminobenzene-1-sulfonic acid
3-hydroxynaphthalene-2,7-disulfonic acid
6-hydroxynaphthalene-2-sulfonic acid
7-hydroxynaphthalene-1,3-disulfonic acid
4,4_-diazoaminodi(benzene sulfonic acid
6,6_-oxydi(naphthalene-2-sulfonic acid
Max. 0.50
1-(Phenylazo)-2-naphthalenol(SudanI) (mg/kg) Max. 0.50
Heavy metals as pb(mg/kg) Max. 40
Lead (mg/kg.) Max. 2
Arsenic (mg/kg.) Max. 3
Lead (mg/kg.) Max. 2
Mercury (mg/kg.) Max. 1
Cadmium (mg/kg.) Max. 1