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Carmin CAS 1390-65-4

Molecular Formula: C22H20O13

Formula Weight: 492.39

ZSpharmac: Carmin Cosmetic Raw Material Suppliers

Product Name: Carmin
CAS No: 1390-65-4
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Carmin
Other Names:Carmine
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Red Powder
EINECS No.:215-724-4
Storage:Room Temp
Provide:Carmin MSDS;
Carmin COA

What is Carmin?

Carmine (English Carmine) is likewise called magenta or carmine. Water-soluble synthetic pigment, bright yellow light red, single shade range. It can be securely used in the coloring of food, beverages, medications, cosmetics, feed, cigarette, toys, food packaging materials, and so on. Red prismatic crystals are gotten from ethanol. They have no evident melting point as well as transform black at 120 ° C. It shows up crimson in water; it shows up yellow to purple in acidic remedy. Soluble in water, ethanol, glycerol and also concentrated sulfuric acid, slightly soluble in ether as well as ethanol, nearly insoluble in oil ether, benzene, chloroform as well as oil. Animal tests reveal no poisoning. There are several types of carmine, such as food colorings, dyes, etc.
An exotic women cochineal is dried out, ground right into powder, and carmine is removed, and then treated with alum to eliminate pollutants, and carmine is made. Pure carmine can not be colored, as well as it should be dissolved in an acidic or alkaline remedy prior to it can be dyed. Generally utilized acidic solutions include antarctic acetic acid or picric acid, and also alkaline services consist of ammonia, borax, and so on. Carmine is an outstanding dye for cell centers, and also the stained samplings are challenging to discolor. It is suitable for tarnishing slices or cells blocks, particularly for the overall staining of small materials. It can be kept for several years after dyeing with a service made of carmine. When the carmine remedy comes to be turbid, it must be filteringed system prior to usage.

Carmin Property

Melting point 

138–140℃ (darkens)


> 1.0

vapor pressure 

0.02Pa at 90℃

storage temp. 

room temp


ammonium hydroxide: soluble1mg/mL



Colour Index 






Water Solubility 



Carmin Uses

Carmin is mostly utilized as a tinting representative for soft pill shells and also can play a color-fixing duty.

Carmin is made use of for the preparation of carminic acid, for total staining in embryology, cell core discoloration, titration of ammonia option indicator, microscopic analysis, fluorescence analysis, dyes, food coloring, and so on. It can be utilized for calibration as well as standardization of discovery approaches for artificial pigments in food, and also can also be made use of as a working criterion for day-to-day evaluation and detection.

  1. Carmin is utilized for colorants. my country’s “Hygienic Standards for using Food Additives” (GB2760-1996) states that this product (based on cochineal red worms) can be utilized in carbonated beverages, with an optimum dosage of 0.02 g/kg; sausages, Western-style pork, gelato, ice cream, as well as popsicles. 0.025 g/kg; dessert treats, yogurt, sweet, sauces, 0.05 g/kg; flavored milk powder, 0.6 g/kg.

Carmin Preparation

The pigment is made from carminic acid, which is extracted from some range pests, such as Cochineal range (Prima) and also certain Porphyromonas species (Armenian cochineal and Polish cochineal). Cochineal bugs are currently cultivated synthetically.

Carmine is a colorant utilized in the manufacture of synthetic flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge and other cosmetics, in addition to some medicines.

The manufacturing procedure for synthetic carminic acid is complex and also expensive. For that reason, all-natural cochineal controls the marketplace. Its instability postures challenges for usage in art and also textiles, but is less of an obstacle in cosmetics.

Regulations for the Use of Carmin in Food

In January 2006, the U.S. Fda (FDA) reviewed a proposition that would call for foods consisting of carmine to be noted by name on component tags. It also announced that the FDA would separately examine component labels for prescription drugs containing carmine-derived pigments. The Facility for Science in the Public Passion advised the FDA to call for ingredient labels to clearly specify that Carmin is derived from pests and also may cause serious allergic reactions and anaphylactic shock, however the FDA refuted the request. The food market highly opposed the idea of creating “insect-based” on labels, while the FDA accepted allow “cochineal remove” or “carmine.”.

In the European Union (EU), the use of carmine in food is managed by the European Commission’s Instructions on artificial additive in general and food dyes particularly, as well as is provided under the names Cochineal and Carminic. Acid, Carmin as well as Natural Red 4 as additives E 120 are consisted of in the EU list of authorized preservative. The Food Dyestuff Regulation just authorizes making use of carmine in specific food categories as well as defines a maximum allowed amount or limits it to a satisfying quantity.

The EU Directive 2000/13/EC on food labeling states that Carmin (like all food additives) should be included in the listing of food ingredients, accompanied by its additive course as well as the detailed name or additive number, i.e. in the local market where the item is marketed The language is called food coloring Carmin or food tinting E 120.

Since January 2012, EFSA has changed the method it allows the use of carmine E120 in drugs. EFSA has actually shared concern over the raising number of allergies to the insect carmine (E120.360) utilized in the British Pharmacopoeia. Medicines that formerly had carmine from insect resources have actually been changed by artificial variations of the food coloring. A new solution of the prominent anti-nausea and also weight-gain liquid medication has a considerably lower danger of allergic reactions, interior research has actually shown. The brand-new formula, recognized to be stemmed from plants, makes use of calcium oxide to gauge shade depth.

About Products:
If you need Carmin, the cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced manufacturer and supplier of Carmin, ZSpharmac will provide Carmin raw materials to customers all over the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has been adhering to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, customer first”, and has won unanimous praise from domestic and foreign customers.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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