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Allura Red AC
Allura Red AC

Allura Red AC, also called Allura Red, Food Red 17, C.I. 16035, and FD&C Red 40, is a red azo dye. It is used as a food dye and its E number is E129. It has the appearance of a dark red powder. It usually comes as a sodium salt, but can be also in the form of calcium and potassium salt. It is soluble in water. In water solution, its maximum absorbance lies at about 504 nm. Image File history File links Allura_Red_AC.png Summary Description: Chemical structure of Allura Red AC Author, date of creation: selfmade by Shaddack, 6 November 2005 Source: self-made Copyright: Public Domain (PD) Comments: b/w hires PNG; ChemDraw Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Allura Red... Image File history File links Allura_Red_AC.png Summary Description: Chemical structure of Allura Red AC Author, date of creation: selfmade by Shaddack, 6 November 2005 Source: self-made Copyright: Public Domain (PD) Comments: b/w hires PNG; ChemDraw Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Allura Red... In chemistry, azo compounds generally have a molecular formula of the form R-N=N-R, in which R and R can be either aromatic or aliphatic. ... The color of food is considered important in its enjoyment. ... For the mathematical constant see: E (mathematical constant). ... In spectroscopy, the absorbance A is defined as , where I is the intensity of light at a specified wavelength λ that has passed through a sample (transmitted light intensity) and is the intensity of the light before it enters the sample (or incident light intensity). ...


Allura Red AC is FDA approved for use in cosmetics. It is used in some tattoo inks. It is used in many products, eg. orange soda. The United States Food and Drug Administration is the government agency responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, biologics and blood products in the United States. ... Closeup of a womans eye while wearing makeup Cosmetics or makeup are substances to enhance the beauty of the human body, apart from simple cleaning. ... A tattoo is a design or marking made by the insertion of a pigment into punctures or cuts in the skin. ... The term orange drink (not to be confused with orange soft drinks; see below) refers to a sweet, sugary drink named for its orange color. ...


Despite the popular misconception, Allura Red AC is not derived from the cochineal insect. Binomial name Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1835 Synonyms Cochineal is an expensive crimson or carmine dye derived from the cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus), a scale insect in the suborder Homoptera, native to tropical and subtropical South America and Mexico. ...


Related dyes are Sunset Yellow FCF, Scarlet GN, tartrazine, and Orange B. Sunset Yellow FCF (also known as Orange Yellow S, and FD&C Yellow 6) is a colourant that may be added to foods to induce a colour change. ... Scarlet GN Scarlet GN, or C.I. Food Red 2, Ponceau SX, FD&C Red No. ... This carbonated drink would be colourless except for the addition of tartrazine. ... Orange B Orange B is a food dye from the azo dye group. ...


External links

  • Red40.org

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Allura Red AC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Allura Red AC was originally introduced in the United States as a replacement for the use of E123 as a food coloring.
Allura Red AC is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in cosmetics, drugs, and food.
Allura Red AC may also cause an adverse reaction in the small number of people with an aspirin intolerance or allergy, manifesting itself as a skin rash (urticaria).
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