- Green S
Green S, Greens S, Food Green S, FD&C Green 4, Acid green 50, Lissamine Green B, Wool Green S, or C.I. 44090, is a green synthetic
coal tartriarylmethane dye, C27H25N2O7S2Na, usually a monosodium salt.
food dye, it has E numberE142. It can be used in mint sauce, desserts, gravygranules, sweets, ice creams, and tinned peas.
Greens S is prohibited as a food additive in
Canada, United States, Japan, and Norway. It may cause allergic reactions.
It is one of the colourants that the
Hyperactive Children's Support Grouprecommends be eliminated from the diet of children.
It is a
vital dye, meaning it can be used to stain living cells. It is used in ophthalmology, among fluoresceinand rose bengal, to diagnose various disorders of the eye's surface.
Its risk and safety phrases are R22.
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