Agent Name

Citrus Red 2

CAS Number

6358-53-8

Formula

C18-H16-N2-O3

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

1-((2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)azo)-2-naphthalenol; 1-(1-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)azo)-2-naphthol; 1-(2,5-Dimethoxyphenylazo)-2-naphthol; 1-(2,5-Dimethyloxyphenylazo)-2-naphthol; 2,5-Dimethoxy-1-(phenylazo)-2-naphthol; 2,5-Dimethoxybenzeneazo-beta-naphthol; 2-Naphthalenol, 1-((2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)azo)-; 2-Naphthol, 1-(2,5-dimethoxyphenylazo)-; C.I. 12156; C.I. Solvent Red 80; CI 12156; CI Solvent Red 80; Cerven rozpoustedlova 80 [Czech]; Citrus Red; Citrus Red No. 2; Solvent Red 80; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Azo Dyes

Description

Orange to yellow or dark red solid; [CAMEO] Red crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used formerly as dye for orange skins that are not processed; [HSDB]

Comments

In chronic high-dose feeding studies of rats and mice: increased bladder stones and bladder carcinomas; [HSDB]

Restricted

Considered unsafe for food use by FAO/WHO committee in 1973; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
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