Ponceau 4R, also referred to as Cochineal red A, Acid Red 18, New coccine, and Brilliant Scarlet 3R, is a strawberry-red colored, synthetic azo dye. It is commonly produced from aromatic hydrocarbons. It is utilized and approved as a food dye (food color) in Europe (E Number E124), Asia, and Australia, however the US-FDA has not authorized it for human consumption.
It is not affected by light, heat, or acid, however it loses its color in the presence of ascorbic acid.
|Name of Product||Ponceau 4R|
|Synonyms||Cochineal red A; C.I. acid red 18; Brilliant scarlet 3R; Brilliant scarlet 4R; New coccine; Food Red No. 102; SX Purple; Victoria Scarlet 3R|
|Molecular Weight||604.5 g/mol|
|Color Index No||16255|
|1||Appearance (form)||Solid powder or granules|
|2||Appearance (color)||Reddish to Maroon|
|3||Solubility||Soluble in water (80 mg/ml), methyl cellosolve (80 mg/ml) and in ethanol (0.9 mg/ml)|
|4||Total Dye Content||Min. 85 %|
|5||Loss on Drying (at 135°C) & Sodium Chlorides & Sulphates||NMT 15.0 %|
|6||Water Insoluble Matter||NMT 0.2 %|
|7||Combined Ether Extracts||NMT 0.2 %|
|8||Subsidiary Dyes||NMT 1.0 %|
|9||Dye Intermediates||NMT 0.5 %|
Q. Is Ponceau 4R safe?
There is no evidence of carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, neurotoxicity, or reproductive and developmental toxicity associated with the use of Ponceau 4R at the permitted dietary exposures (the European acceptable daily intake (ADI) limit of 0.7 mg/kg and the WHO/FAO ADI limit of 4 mg/kg).
Q. Is Ponceau 4R vegan?
Ponceau 4R is vegan.
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