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EC number: 278-093-4 | CAS number: 75173-68-1
Table 1: Patch test results
No of patients tested
D & C Red No. 6 (20% aq.)
The sensitization potential ofD & C Red No. 6 (CAS no: 5858-81-1)was examined to determine the allergic contact dermatitis caused by the chemical via performing patch test on human patients.
The dye was applied on15patients in Finn Chambers and read first at 2 or (more commonly) 3 days and again at 4–7 days. The reactions of the patients were graded as ‘?+ ‘ , ‘+’ and ‘++’ categories.
None of the treated patients showedany signs ofallergic contact dermatitis. Hencethe chemical D & C Red No. 6 (CAS no: 5858-81-1) can be considered as non sensitizer to human skin.
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