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Compound Summary for: CID 6093196

Amaranth Dye

Also known as: AMARANTH; FD&C Red No. 2; Lissamine; Amaranth red; Cranberry Red; Amaranth J; Amaranth R; Azorubine S; Amarant [Czech]
Molecular Formula: C20H11N2Na3O10S3   Molecular Weight: 604.473048   InChIKey: VOBHRQFELWTZFS-DXVNCNPQSA-K
A sulfonic acid-based naphthylazo dye used as a coloring agent for foodstuffs and medicines and as a dye and chemical indicator. It was banned by the FDA in 1976 for use in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)   From: MeSH
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