Product Name Sunset Yellow
Colour Shade Sunset Yellow
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
TestEEC (Limit)
Total colouring matters calculated as the sodium salt percent by massMin.85
Water insoluble matter, percent by MassMax.0.20
Combined ether extract, percent by massMax.0.20
Unsulfonated Primary Aromatic amines. percent by massMax.0.01
Subsidiary dyes, percent by massMax.5

Total organic compound other than coloring 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

1-(Phenylazo)-2-naphthalenol(SudanI) (mg/kg)Max.0.50
Heavy metals as pb(mg/kg)Max.40
Arsenic, (mg/kg)Max.3
Lead (mg/kg)Max.2
Mercury (mg/kg)Max.1
Cadmium (PPM)Max.1
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