Erythrosine

Erythrosine

Specification
Product NameErythrosine
Colour ShadeErythrosine
SynonymsFood Red – 14
Chemical NameDisodium 2-(2,4,5,7-Tetraiodo-3-oxido-6- Oxoxanthen- 9-yl) Benzoate monohydrate.
C.I. No45430
C.I. NameAcid Red – 51
FDA StatusFD&C Red – 3
CAS No.16423-68-0
EINECS No.240-474-8
E. NUMBERE-127
TestEEC (Limit)
Total coloring matters calculated as the sodium salt percent by massMin.87
Water insoluble matter, percent by massMax.0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by massMax.0.20
Subsidiary coloring matters (except fluorescein) percent by massMax.4
Inorganic iodides calculated as sodium iodide percent by massMax.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