Chemical reduction of FD&C yellow No. 5 to determine combined benzidine.


Data are presented suggesting the presence of the aromatic amine benzidine as a combined impurity in the regulated color additive FD&C Yellow No. 5. The benzidine exists as an azo-dye constituent that forms from free benzidine impurities introduced during the manufacture of the color additive. The presence of combined benzidine is ascertained by sodium… (More)


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