Quinoline yellow

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Quinoline yellow


A bright greenish yellow synthetic dye discovered in 1882 by Jacobsen. Quinoline yellow is used as a colorant in food, cosmetics, and drugs. It is also used to dye leather, wool, nylon, and silk.

Synonyms and Related Terms

CI 47005; Acid Yellow 3; Food Yellow 13; Pigment Yellow 115 (aluminum salt; CAS#=68814-04-0)

Other Properties

Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in oils.

CAS 8004-92-0

Hazards and Safety

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 8256
  • Colour Index International online at www.colour-index.org

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