Brilliant Black BN

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Brilliant Black BN
Brilliantschwarz BN.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 2519-30-4 YesY
PubChem 5359750
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C28H17N5Na4O14S4
Molar mass 867.68 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Brilliant Black BN, Brilliant Black PN, Brilliant Black A, Black PN, Food Black 1, Naphthol Black, C.I. Food Brown 1, or C.I. 28440, is a synthetic black diazo dye. It is soluble in water. It usually comes as tetrasodium salt. It has the appearance of solid, fine powder or granules. Calcium and potassium salts are allowed as well.

When used as a food dye, its E number is E151. It is used in food decorations and coatings, desserts, sweets, ice cream, mustard, red fruit jams, soft drinks, flavored milk drinks, fish paste, lumpfish caviar and other foods.[1]

It appears to cause allergic or intolerance reactions, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance. It is a histamine liberator, and may worsen the symptoms of asthma.

It is one of the colourants that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group recommends be eliminated from the diet of children. E151 has been banned in the United States, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Finland but approved in the European Union It was banned in Norway until 2001 when it was unbanned due to trade relationships with other countries.[citation needed]

It is used for staining animal by-products in category 2.

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