Quinoline Yellow (E 104)

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CAS: Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number


Quinoline yellow is a mixture of the sodium salts of the mono- and disulfonic acids of quinoline yellow spirit soluble. It is a synthetic dye approved by the FDA for use in food, drugs and cosmetics. The principle constituents are the sodium salts of 2-(2,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-1H-indene-2-yl)-6-quinolinesulfonic acid and 2-(2,3-dihydro-1,3-doxo-1H-indene-2-yl)-8-quinolinesulfonic acid.



Quinoline Yellow
E 104
C.I. Acid Yellow 3
C.I. 47005
D&C Yellow No. 10
Acid Yellow 3
Food Yellow 13



Textile dye for wool, nylon, silk
Paper dye
Printing inks
Food color



Quinoline Yellow Spirit Soluble (D&C Yellow No. 11)


Unusual Reactions





Aust, L.B. and H.I. Maibach, Modified Draize sensitization test with D&C yellow no. 10 in combination dye systems. Contact Dermatitis, 1981. 7(6): p. 357.


Bjorkner, B. and B. Magnusson, Patch test sensitization to D & C yellow No. 11 and simultaneous reaction to quinoline yellow. Contact Dermatitis, 1981. 7(1): p. 1-4.


Bjorkner, B. and B. Niklasson, Contact allergic reaction to D & C Yellow No. 11 and Quinoline Yellow. Contact Dermatitis, 1983. 9(4): p. 263-8.


Weaver, J.E., Dose response relationships in delayed hypersensitivity to quinoline dyes. Contact Dermatitis, 1983. 9(4): p. 309-12.


Kita, S., et al., Human maximization testing of D&C Yellow no. 10 and Yellow no. 11. Contact Dermatitis, 1984. 11(4): p. 210-3.


Rapaport, M.J., Allergy to yellow dyes. Archives of Dermatology, 1984. 120(4): p. 535-6.


Sato, Y., et al., D&C nos. 10 and 11: chemical composition analysis and delayed contact hypersensitivity testing in the guinea pig. Contact Dermatitis, 1984. 10(1): p. 30-8.






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