Allura Red AC

  • FD&C Red No. 40
  • C. I. 16035
  • Disodium 6-hydroxy-5-[(2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo]-2-naphthalene sulfonic acid
  • 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((6-methoxy-4-sulfo-m-tolyl)azo)-, disodium salt
Formula
C18H14N2Na2O8S2
Structure
Uses
Color additive in foods, drugs and cosmetics.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
25956-17-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
247-368-0
RTECS
QK2260000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
13,281
Beilstein/Gmelin
8180063
Beilstein Reference
-
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H14N2Na2O8S2
Formula mass
496.43
Melting point, °C
>300

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Dry chemical powder. Water spray. Appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.