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Ponceau 4R

Ponceau is a mono azo dye and is primarily composed of trisodium 2 hydroxy-1-Naphtylene-6,8-Disulfonate.
Synonyms: C.I.FoodRed # 7
New Coccine

No. Molecular Description Composition
1) Total colour/Assay, percent by Mass, min. 80
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. 1
5) Dye intermediates, percent by mass, max.
1-naphthylamine-4-sulfonic acid
2-naphthol-6,8-di-sulfonic acid
6) Unsulfonated primary aromatic
amine (calculated as aniline) percent by mass, max.
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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