Agent Name

FD&C yellow 6

CAS Number




Major Category



1-p-Sulfophenylazo-2-hydroxynaphthalene-6-sulfonate,; disodium salt; 1-p-Sulfophenylazo-2-naphthol-6-sulfonic acid, disodium salt; 1-p-Sulphophenylazo-2-naphthol-6-sulphonic acid, disodium; salt; 1351 Yellow; 1899 Yellow; 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((4-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodium salt; 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((4-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodiumsalt; 6-Hydroxy-5-((4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulfonic; acid, disodium salt; 6-Hydroxy-5-((4-sulphophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulphonic; acid, disodium salt; 6-Hydroxy-5-((p-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulfonic; acid, disodium salt; 6-Hydroxy-5-((p-sulphophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulphonic; acid, disodium salt; A.F. Yellow No. 5; Acid Food Yellow 3; Acid Yellow TRA; Aizen Food Yellow No. 5; Alabaster No. 3; Atul Sunset Yellow FCF; C.I. 15985; C.I. Food Yellow 3, disodium salt; Canacert Sunset Yellow FCF; Certicol Sunset Yellow CFS; Cilefa Orange S; D and C Yellow 6; Disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulfonate; Disodium salt of 1-p-sulphophenylazo-2-naphthol-6-sulphonic; acid; Dolkwal Sunset Yellow; Dye FDC Yellow No. 6; Dye Sunset Yellow; E 110; E 110 (dye); Edicol Supra Yellow FC; Eniacid Sunset Yellow; Eurocert Orange FCF; FD & C Yellow No. 6; FD and C No. 6; FD and C Yellow 6; FD and C Yellow No. 6; FD&C Yellow 6; FD&C yellow no.6; Food Yellow 3; Food Yellow 6; Food Yellow No. 5; Gelborange-S [German]; HD Sunset Yellow FCF; HD Sunset Yellow FCF Supra; Hexacol Sunset Yellow FCF; Hexacol Sunset Yellow FCF Supra; KCA Foodcol Sunset Yellow FCF; L. Orange Z2010; Maple Sunset Yellow FCF; Orange II R; Orange PAL; Orange Yellow S; Orange Yellow S. AF; Orange Yellow S. FQ; Orange Yellow S.fq; Para Orange; SUN Yellow; SUN Yellow A-CE; SUN Yellow A-FDC; SUN Yellow Extra Conc. A Export; SUN Yellow Extra Pure A; SUN Yellow FCF; Solar radiation color; Standacol Sunset Yellow FCF; Sun Orange A Geigy; Sunlight Yellow FCF; Sunset Yellow; Sunset Yellow 6; Sunset Yellow FCF; Sunset Yellow FCF 6; Sunset Yellow FCF Supra; Sunset Yellow FU; Sunset Yellow FU Supra; Sunset Yellow Lake; Twilight Yellow; Usacert FD&C Yellow No. 6; Usacert Yellow No. 6; Yellow No. 6; Yellow Orange S; Yellow Orange S Specially Pure; Yellow Orange Specially Pure 85; Yellow S; Yellow SY for food; Yellow sun; Zlut potravinarska 3 [Czech]; 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((4-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodium salt; 2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((p-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodium salt; 6-Hydroxy-5-((p-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid; disodium salt; C.I. Food Yellow 3; Disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((4-sulphonatophenyl)azo)naphthalene-2-sulphonate; [ChemIDplus]


Azo Dyes


Red-orange crystals or red powder; [CAMEO]


A colorant commonly used in foods; [Ullmann]


Azo, diazo, azido compounds can detonate, especially organic azides that have been sensitized by adding metal salts or strong acids. [CAMEO] Animal experiments were inadequately reported; No human data; [IARC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.43E-22 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 734 deg F (decomposes); [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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