Yellow 2G

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Yellow 2G
Yellow 2G sodium.svg
Names
IUPAC name
Disodium 2,5-dichloro-4-[3-methyl-5-oxo-4-(4-sulfonatophenyl)diazenyl-4H-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulfonate
Other names
Lissamine Fast Yellow; C.I. Acid Yellow 17; C.I. 18965; Light Fast Yellow 2G; C.I. Food Yellow 5; Acid Leather Yellow 2GL; Erio Flavine SX; Fenalan Yellow G; Erio Flavine 3G; Kayacyl Yellow GG
Identifiers
6359-98-4 N
ChemSpider 3490830 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 4284331
Properties
C16H10Na2N4O7S2
Molar mass 551.29 g/mol
Hazards
S-phrases S24 S25 S28A S37 S45
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Yellow 2G is a food coloring denoted by E number E107. It has the appearance of a yellow powder, and it is soluble in water. It is a synthetic yellow azo dye.

It appears to cause allergic or intolerant reactions, particularly amongst those with an aspirin intolerance and asthma sufferers.[citation needed] It is one of the colors that the Hyperactive Children's Support Group recommends be eliminated from the diet of children.[citation needed]

It is not listed by the UK's Food Standards Agency among EU approved food additives.[1] Its use is also banned in Austria, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.[citation needed]

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