Agent Name

Yellow AB

Alternative Name

C.I. Food Yellow 10

CAS Number

85-84-7

Formula

C16-H13-N3

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

C.I. Food Yellow 10; 1-(Phenylazo)-2-naphthalenamine; 1-Benzene-azo-beta-naphthylamine; 1-Benzeneazo-2-naphthylamine; 1-Phenylazo-2-naphthylamine; 2-Naphthalenamine, 1-(phenylazo)-; 2-Naphthylamine, 1-(phenylazo)-; A.F. Yellow No. 2; AF Yellow No. 2; AZO Benzene 1-naphthalene, 2'-amino-; C.I. 11380; C.I. Solvent Yellow 5; CI 11380; CI Solvent Yellow 5; Cerisol Yellow AB; Dolkwal Yellow AB; Ext D and C Yellow No. 9; FD & C Yellow 3; FD and C Yellow No. 3; Grasal Yellow; Jaune AB; Oil Yellow A; Oil Yellow AB; Oil Yellow AB (VAN); Oil Yellow AB Pure; Solvent Yellow 5; Yellow No. 2; Zlut maselna AB [Czech]; Zlut rozpoustedlova 5 [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Azo Dyes

Description

Orange to red solid; [HSDB] Orange to orange-red crystalline platelets; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a biological stain and to dye oil and spirit products; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Restricted

Former uses in US: dye in foods, drugs, and cosmetics; Declared unsafe by FDA due to the impurity beta-naphthylamine, a human carcinogen; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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