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Transcript of Tartrazine
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation
May be combustible at high temperature
Is there a better way?
There is no better way. The only solution is to eliminate tartrazine from our diets.
The main reason that tartrazine is used is because of the fact that it is a cheap alternative to beta-carotene, which is 100% natural and beneficial to our health. Other alternatives can also replace this extremely unhealthy additive.
Uses of Compound
Bright orange/yellow colour
For organic foods: Beta carotene or Curcumin
Be aware of the risks of Tartrazine
Consumers need to be educated
Be conscious about what products contain Tartrazine
Could be foods you eat on a regular basis
Could be products you use
Limit the consumption and usage of products that contain Tartrazine
Chemical Formula: C16H9N4Na3O9S2
For non organic foods: Annatto (E106)
May cause hyperactivity in children
Linked to asthma, migraines, thyroid cancer, anxiety, clinical depression, blurred vision, eczema, ADHD, Insomnia, OCD
*Note: these are all possible risks, not guaranteed
By Tala Atassi and Lindsay Tohana
-azo dye (due to the delocalisation of electrons)
-It is the second most commonly used food dye.
Used to make food look more appealing.
Include desserts, candy, condiments and breakfast cereals.
Cosmetics & Personal Care
Usually labelled as CI 19140 or FD&C Yellow 5, including:
Include antacids, vitamins , birth control pills & lozenges.
Include household cleaning products, crayons, face paints, pet food, envelope glues.
Where can you find Tartrazine?
In our opinion, we think that the risks of Tartrazine outweigh the benefits
Banned in many other countries
UK, EU and Norway
They realize it is not a safe product
Not beneficial for consumers
Only benefits the companies who use the product
Less expensive compared to other colouring products
At least 3 known alternatives for Tartrazine
1) Tartrazine is already banned in many European countries
2) Does not benefit consumers
3) There are multiple alternatives for Tartrazine
IUPAC Name: (E)-5-oxo-1-(4-sulfonatophenyl)-4-((4-sulfonatophenyl) diazenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxylate
Azo group is the main group in Tartrazine
Other functional groups
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Used in the printing, textile and paper-manufacturing industries .
It's fed to chicken to make their eggs yolks more yellow.
Biological stains : highlight structures in biological tissues for viewing, often with the aid of different microscopes
- measuring the end point of titration .
- setting the PH of a solution.
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In liquid form it is clear, yellow-orange
salts + Nitrogen +Sulfuric & Nitric acids