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Name: Amaranth Dye
PubChem Compound ID: 5359521
Description: A sulfonic acid-based naphthylazo dye used as a coloring agent for foodstuffs and medicines and as a dye and chemical indicator. It was banned by the FDA in 1976 for use in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Molecular formula: C20H11N2Na3O10S3
Molecular weight: 604.476 g/mol
FD & C red no. 2; 915-67-3