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Carmoisine is a mono azo dye which primarily composes disodium 4 hydroxy-3-Naphtylene-1-Sulfonate.

Synonyms: C.I.Food Red # 3

No. Molecular Description Composition
1) Total colour/Assay, percent by Mass, Min. 85
2) Water-insoluble matter, percent by mass, Max. 0.2
3) Combined ether extracts, percent by mass, Max. 0.2
4) Subsidiary dyes, percent by mass, Max. 2
5) Dye intermediates, percent by mass, Max.
1 -naphthylamine-4-sulfonic acid.
1 -napthol-4-sulfonic acid.
7) Lead, mg/kg, Max. 10
8) Arsenic, mg/kg, Max. 3
9) Heavy metals, (as pb) mg/kg, Max. 40
10) Mercury, mg/kg, Max. 1
11) Cadmium, mg/kg, Max. 1

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