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Here is a typical example, blue dye found in most 'blue' foods, from sweets to breath fresheners. 


Brilliant Blue, disodium salt
CAS No.: 3844-45-9
Chem. Abstr. Name: N-Ethyl-N-(4-[(4-{ethyl[(3-sulfophenyl)methyl]amino}phenyl)(2- sulfophenyl)methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-l-ylidene)-3- sulfobenzenemethanaminium hydroxide inner salt, disodium salt

5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation

5.1 Animal data

Brilliant blue FCF, disodium salt is carcinogenic in rats after its subcutaneous injection: it produced fibrosarcomas following repeated injections.

5.2 Human data

No case reports or epidemiological studies were available to the Working Group.

Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 59: Group 3)

For definition of Groups, see Preamble Evaluation.


Synonyms for Brilliant blue FCF, diammonium salt

Acid blue 9
C.I. Acid Blue 9, diammonium salt
D and C Blue No. 4
Ethyl({4-[para-ethyl(meta-sulfobenzyl)amino]-a-(ortho-sulfophenyl)benzylidene}-2,5-cyclohexadien-l-ylidene)-meta-sulfobenzyl-ammonium hydroxide inner salt, diammonium salt

Synonyms for Brilliant blue FCF, disodium salt

Acid Sky Blue A
Acilan Turquoise Blue AE
A. F. Blue No. 1
Aizen Brilliant Blue FCF
Aizen Food Blue No. 1
Alphazurine FG
Alphazurine FGND
Atracid Blue FG
Amacid Blue FG Conc
1206 Blue
11388 Blue
Blue Dye Number 1 food additive
Brilliant Blue
Brilliant Blue FCF
Brilliant Blue Lake
Bucacid Azure Blue
Calcocid Blue EG
Calcocid Blue 2G
Canacert Brilliant Blue FCF
C.I. Acid Blue 9, disodium salt
Cogilor Blue 512.12
Cosmetic Blue Lake
D and C Blue No. 1
D and C Blue No. 4
Dispersed Blue 12195
Disulphine lake Blue EG
Dolkwal Brilliant Blue
Edicol Blue Cl 2
Edicol Supra Blue E6
Erioglaucine A
Erioglaucine E
Erioglaucine G
Eriosky Blue
cyclohexadien-l-ylidene)(meta-sulfobenzyl) ammonium hydroxide inner salt, disodium salt
FD and C Blue 1
FD and C Blue No. 1
FDC Blue No. 1
Fenazo Blue XI
Fenazo Blue XR
Food Blue 1
Hexacol Brilliant Blue A
Hidacid Azure Blue
Intracid Pure Blue L
Kiton Blue AR
Kiton Pure Blue L
Maple Brilliant Blue FCF
Merantine Blue EG
Neptune Blue BRA
Neptune Blue BRA Concentration
Patent Blue AE
Patent Blue 2Y
Peacock Blue X-1756
Usacert Blue No. 1
Xylene Blue VSG


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