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carthamus red
natural red 26

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CAS Number: 36338-96-2Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:252-981-1
XlogP3-AA:-2.00 (est)
Molecular Weight:910.79014000
Formula:C43 H42 O22
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Category:coloring agents
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JECFA Food Additive: Carthamus Red
Physical Properties:
Appearance:dark red powder (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 906.00 to 907.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 510.00 °F. TCC ( 265.30 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 6.921 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol, very slightly
 water, very slightly
 water, 15.05 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: cosmetic colorants
Alfa Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Carthamine 95%
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Safflower Yellow >95%
Safety Information:
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
coloring agents
Recommendation for carthamus red usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for carthamus red flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
EPI System: View
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EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :6449891
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):6449891
Pubchem (sid):135229101
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
KEGG (GenomeNet):C16941
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB33898
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
FDA Color Additive Status ListView
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
FAO:Carthamus red
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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 c.i. 75140
 carthamus red
 ci 75140
 natural red 26
 safflower red
Composed of two chalcones; from Carthamus tinctorius; the conjugated bonds cause a red color; derived from precarthamin by a decarboxylase; do not confuse with carthamidin.composed of two chalcones; from carthamus tinctorius; the conjugated bonds cause a red color; derived from precarthamin by a decarboxylase; do not confuse with carthamidin. Red pigment of flower petals of Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) Carthamin is a natural red pigment derived from safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), earlier known as carthamine. It is used as a dye and a food coloring. As a food additive, it is known as Natural Red 26.
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