Brilliant Black BN
|Brilliant Black BN|
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|Molar mass||867.68 g/mol|
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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.
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 and Norway. It was banned in Norway until 2001 when it was unbanned due to trade relationships with other countries. However there is an informal agreement in place, whereby Norwegian manufacturers are not allowed to use E151 in food and sweets. However it is approved by the European Union (EU).
It is used for staining animal by-products in category 2.