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Cochineal CAS 1343-78-8

Molecular Formula: C22H20O13

Formula Weight: 492.39

ZSpharmac: Cochineal Supplier

Product Name: Cochineal
CAS No: 1343-78-8
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Cochineal
Other Names:Cochineal (dye)
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Red Powder
EINECS No.:215-680-6
Provide:Cochineal MSDS;
Cochineal COA

What is Cochineal?

Cochineal, also known as Dahong and Lichunhong, is an azo edible synthetic red pigment. It has good acid resistance, stable to citric acid and tartaric acid, poor heat resistance and alkali resistance, weak bacteria resistance, and turns brown when it encounters alkali. Due to its high safety, it can be used preferentially when choosing red pigment. It can be used for pastry coloring, dyeing cherries, etc., and the usage limit is 0.05g/kg. Its molecular structure is an azo compound, and the metabolized products in the body are aromatic amine compounds that are potentially harmful to the human body. After the aromatic amine undergoes metabolic activities in the body and interacts with target cells, it may cause cancer.

If people eat a large amount of food with excessive carmine content for a long time or at one time, it may induce various diseases, such as tumor lesions, bleeding gums, neuritis at the corner of the mouth, and affect offspring deformities and genetic mutations. When overloaded, it will accumulate in the body, and even cause certain damage to the kidneys and liver. Therefore, my country has strict restrictions on the carmine pigment in food.All meat and also its refined items, fish as well as its processed items, vinegar, soy sauce, fermented bean curd and also various other spices, fruits and also their items, milk and also dairy products, infants, and so on. Food, biscuits, as well as breads can not use artificial coloring. Just soft drinks, chilly beverages, candies, mixed a glass of wine as well as fruit juice can be utilized in percentages, usually no greater than 1/10000.

Cochineal Property

Colour Index 75470
form Powder
color Red


Cochineal Uses

  1. Cochineal can be applied directly or on the suitable part of the cheek after utilizing foundation, which can boost the three-dimensionality of the face as well as make the skin tone appearance glowing as well as healthy.
  2. Cochineal can be used as food and also cosmetic coloring, especially mouthwash, tooth powder, dusting powder, and lotion. When it is utilized for tinting strong powder dose kinds, initially liquify it in a percentage of focused ammonia service, then include it to the powder, as well as Grinding for a long time to obtain uniformly distributed color Making with aluminum or tin salts can color silk and also woollen bright red. It can be made use of as a pigment for food, cosmetics, etc, and as an indication for titrating ammonia solution, and also as a reagent for microscopic analysis, fluorescence evaluation, and so on.

Application of Cochineal

Cochineal is one of the six edible synthetic pigments approved for use in my country, and is widely used in food, medicine, cosmetics, medical equipment, tobacco, feed, edible packaging, daily chemicals, toys and other fields.

Cochineal is one of the most commonly used dyes for fruit preparations and dairy products. It holds 40% of the market for dyes for fruit preparations. Carmine dye is commonly used to color eg strawberry yoghurt. It is added to fruit preparations during the pasteurization process (heat treatment at a minimum temperature of 85°C) to enhance the color of yoghurts containing such fruit preparations and to enable batch-to-batch Color is standardized and color variations due to fruit quality or origin of fruit preparations are avoided.

There have been researches to create a carmine food tinting make-up having high stability to acidity as well as warmth, and also its usage for coloring foods items such as fruit prep work as well as milk products. The Cochineal food coloring make-up makes up a dispersion of carmine lake combined with a dissolved carmine lake option.

In addition, research has been conducted to develop a method for the determination of chitosan content using Cochineal as a probe by resonance Rayleigh scattering.

Chitosan, whose chemical name is polyglucosamine (1,4)-2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucan, is a kind of insect shell, shrimp shell, crab shell, mollusk widely present in nature Natural macromolecular substances in the bones and bones of certain algae. With continuous research, it has been found that chitosan has biological functions such as anti-tumor, anti-coagulation, anti-bacterial, weight loss and lipid-lowering and immunity-enhancing functions, making it widely used in medicine, food, chemical industry, cosmetics, water treatment, Applications in many fields such as metal extraction and recovery, biochemical and biomedical engineering have been greatly developed, and a large part of them have entered the practical stage or commercialization stage. Therefore, the accurate quantification of chitosan is very important, and it is of great significance to establish a simple and efficient method for determining the content of chitosan, which will further promote the application of chitosan in various fields. The study found that chitosan can combine with Cochineal to form ionic associations, which significantly enhances the resonance scattering intensity. The chitosan concentration has a good linear relationship with △I within a certain concentration range. As a quantitative basis for chitosan, the establishment A method for the determination of chitosan content by resonance Rayleigh scattering method using carmine as a probe was developed. The method has the advantages of simple operation, rapidity, low cost, high sensitivity, high recovery rate and good reproducibility, and is suitable for popularization and use in practical applications.

Cochineal Detection Method

A method for detecting Cochineal content in a sample, comprising the following steps:

1) Coating the microtiter plate with carmine hapten or carmine hapten-carrier protein conjugate;

2) adding the carmine standard or the sample to be tested into the wells of the coated microtiter plate, and then adding an enzyme-labeled Cochineal specific antibody to each well, incubating, and washing;

3) adding substrate color developing solution to develop color;

4) adding a reaction termination solution to terminate the reaction;

5) by comparing the color of the carmine standard substance and the sample to be tested, infer the content of carmine in the sample to be tested; or measure the absorbance of each well, establish a standard curve of carmine concentration relative to the absorbance, and according to the standard curve The Cochineal content in the sample to be tested was calculated from the absorbance of the sample to be tested.

About Products:
If you need Cochineal as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Cochineal manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Cochineal 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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