Crimson 4R; C.I. Food Red 1; Food red 1; FD & C Red no. 4; Hexacol Ponceau SX; Maple Ponceau SX; Ponceau SX; Purple 4R; E125
3257-28-1 ( Z)
6537642 (, Z) 5483118 ( E)
5020702 ( Z)
Molecular formula C
18H 14N 2Na 2O 7S 2
Molar mass 480.42 g mol
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Scarlet GN, or C.I. Food Red 1, Ponceau SX, FD&C Red No. 4, or C.I. 14700 is a red azo dye once used as a food dye. As a food additive, it has the E number E125. It usually used as a disodium salt.
In the United States, it is not permitted as a food additive and may only be used in externally applied drugs and cosmetics.
[1 ] [2 ] An exception was added to allow the coloring of [3 ] maraschino cherries, which are considered mainly decorative and not a foodstuff. In the European Union, it is not permitted as a food additive. [4 ] [5 ]
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