465224 Aldrich

Sunset Yellow FCF

Dye content 90 %

Synonym: Food Yellow 3, Orange Yellow S



Related Categories Cell Biology, Hematology and Histology, S, Stains & Dyes, A to Z, Stains and Dyes More...
composition   Dye content, 90%
mp   >300 °C(lit.)
absorption   λmax 482 nm



25 g in glass bottle

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Pattern of intake of food additives associated with hyperactivity in Irish children and teenagers. Connolly A, Hearty A, Nugent A, et al. Food Addit. Contam. Part A. Chem. Anal. Control. Expo. Risk Assess. 27(4), 447-56, (2010)


Simultaneous kinetic spectrophotometric analysis of five synthetic food colorants with the aid of chemometrics. Ni Y, Wang Y, and Kokot S Talanta 78(2), 432-41, (2009)


Modelling studies by adsorption for the removal of sunset yellow azo dye present in effluent from a soft drink plant. Vasques Ede C, Carpiné D, Dagostin JL, et al. Environ. Technol. 35(9-12), 1532-40, (2014)


Evaluation of certain food additives and contaminants. World Health Organ. Tech. Rep. Ser. (966), 1-136, (2011)


Toxicity of xanthene food dyes by inhibition of human drug-metabolizing enzymes in a noncompetitive manner. Mizutani T J. Environ. Public Health 2009, 953952, (2009)


Quantitative determination of some food dyes using digital processing of images obtained by thin-layer chromatography. Soponar F, Moţ AC, and Sârbu C J. Chromatogr. A. 1188(2), 295-300, (2008)


Fast chromatographic method for the determination of dyes in beverages by using high performance liquid chromatography--diode array detection data and second order algorithms. Culzoni MJ, Schenone AV, Llamas NE, et al. J. Chromatogr. A. 1216(42), 7063-70, (2009)


Lack of genotoxic effect of food dyes amaranth, sunset yellow and tartrazine and their metabolites in the gut micronucleus assay in mice. Poul M, Jarry G, Elhkim MO, Poul JM. Food Chem. Toxicol. 47, 443-448, (2009)


Fast and sensitive dye-sensor based on fluorescein/reduced graphene oxide complex. Huang ST, Shi Y, Li NB, et al. Analyst 137(11), 2593-9, (2012)


Cu-doped TiO(2) nanoparticles for photocatalytic disinfection of bacteria under visible light. Karunakaran C, Abiramasundari G, Gomathisankar P, et al. J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 352(1), 68-74, (2010)


Sunset yellow FCF, a permitted food dye, alters functional responses of splenocytes at non-cytotoxic dose. Yadav A, Kumar A, Tripathi A, et al. Toxicol. Lett. 217(3), 197-204, (2013)


Surface-enhanced oxidation and detection of Sunset Yellow and Tartrazine using multi-walled carbon nanotubes film-modified electrode. Zhang W, Liu T, Zheng X, et al. Colloids Surf. B Biointerfaces 74(1), 28-31, (2009)


Immunological studies on Amaranth, Sunset Yellow and Curcumin as food colouring agents in albino rats. Hashem MM, Atta AH, Arbid MS, et al. Food Chem. Toxicol. 48(6), 1581-6, (2010)


Cadmium telluride nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon as adsorbent for removal of sunset yellow. Ghaedi M, Hekmati Jah A, Khodadoust S, et al. Spectrochim. Acta. A. Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 90, 22-7, (2012)


Comparison of cadmium hydroxide nanowires and silver nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon as new adsorbents for efficient removal of Sunset yellow: Kinetics and equilibrium study. Ghaedi M Spectrochim. Acta. A. Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 94, 346-51, (2012)


Development of a polyclonal antibody-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for detection of Sunset Yellow FCF in food samples. Xing Y, Meng M, Xue H, et al. Talanta 99, 125-31, (2012)


On the inversion of diffusion NMR data: Tikhonov regularization and optimal choice of the regularization parameter. Day IJ J. Magn. Reson. 211(2), 178-85, (2011)


NMR characterization of the aggregation state of the azo dye sunset yellow in the isotropic phase. Renshaw MP and Day IJ J. Phys. Chem. B 114(31), 10032-8, (2010)


Effects of different food colorants and polishing techniques on color stability of provisional prosthetic materials. Rutkunas V, Sabaliauskas V, and Mizutani H Dent. Mater. J. 29(2), 167-76, (2010)


Tartrazine and sunset yellow are xenoestrogens in a new screening assay to identify modulators of human oestrogen receptor transcriptional activity. Axon A, May FE, Gaughan LE, et al. Toxicology 298, 40-51, (2012)


Use of retailer fidelity card schemes in the assessment of food additive intake: Sunset Yellow a case study. Sardi M, Haldemann Y, Nordmann H, et al. Food Addit. Contam. Part A. Chem. Anal. Control. Expo. Risk Assess. 27(11), 1507-15, (2010)


Kinetics of adsorption of sulphonated azo dyes on strong basic anion exchangers. Wawrzkiewicz M and Hubicki Z Environ. Technol. 30(10), 1059-71, (2009)


Sorption of sunset yellow dye by weak base anion exchanger-kinetic and equilibrium studies. Wawrzkiewicz M Environ. Technol. 32(3-4), 455-65, (2011)


The modifying effect of selenium and vitamins A, C, and E on the genotoxicity induced by sunset yellow in male mice. Sayed HM, Fouad D, Ataya FS, et al. Mutat. Res. 744(2), 145-53, (2012)


Multi-spectroscopic DNA interaction studies of sunset yellow food additive. Kashanian S, Heidary Zeidali S, Omidfar K, et al. Mol. Biol. Rep. 39(12), 10045-51, (2012)


Dermatitis to FD&C yellow No. 6 dye in orange antiseptic solution. McCleskey PE Arch. Dermatol. 147(9), 1124-5, (2011)


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