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Sunset Yellow FCF

Sunset Yellow FCF Sunset Yellow FCF
IUPAC Name
Disodium 6-hydroxy-5-[(4-sulfophenyl)azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonate
HS Code
32041981
Formula
C16H10N2Na2O7S2
Appearance
Orange crystalline powder
Cas No.
2783-94-0
Common Names
Sunset yellow, sunset yellow lake, fcf
Packaging
- 1, 25, 200, 220 kg/bag
- 25kg/bag or 50kg/bag or 50kg drum or jumbo bag
- As per customer’s request
Category
  • Dyes and Pigments
  • Food
Sub Category
  • Dyes and colors
  • Preservatives

 

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Sunset yellow FCF is a petroleum derived orange dye. It is added to foods as food color additive and is sold as E110 in Europe and as FD&C Yellow in the US. The dye is widely used in candies, beverages , jellies etc and also combined with another brown dye called amaranth to be used in chocolates and toffees. It is also used in cosmetics for blush and lipsticks. This azo dye contains 2 hydrocarbon groups joined by 2 nitrogen atoms.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Sunset yellow FCF is produced by diazotizing 4-aminobenzenesulfonic acid using hydrochloric acid and sodium nitrite or sulfuric acid and sodium nitrate. The diazo compound is coupled with 6-hydroxy-2-naphthalene-sulfonic acid. The dye is siolated as sodium salt and dried.  

FOOD INDUSTRY

Sunset yellow FCF is widely used in candies, beverages, jellies soda as food color additive as it gives orange color to the food products. It is coupled with another dye called amaranth to produce brown color in chocolates, caramels and toffees.

TEXTILE INDUSTRY

The dye is used for producing orange threads and garments in the textile industry.

COSMETICS

To make lipsticks, blush, eye shadows etc orange, sunset yellow FCF is added.

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