21 CFR Part 74, Appendix A to Part 74 - The Procedure for Determining Ether Soluble Material in D&C Red Nos. 6 and 7

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Appendix A to Part 74—The Procedure for Determining Ether Soluble Material in D&C Red Nos. 6 and 7
The dye is dissolved in glacial acetic and 8 N hydrochloric acids (1.33 : 1) and extracted with diethyl ether. Sulfonated moieties, including the color additive, are discarded in subsequent aqueous extractions of the ether. Carboxylated moieties are removed from the ether by extraction with 2% (w/w) NaOH. The ether is evaporated to near dryness, ethanol (95%) is added, and the solution is analyzed spectrophotometrically in the visible range. The absorbance at each wavelength must not exceed 150% of the absorbance similarly obtained for D&C Red No. 6 Lot AA5169.
(A) Spectrophotometer (Cary 118 or equivalent).
(B) Separatory funnels—one 1000 mL and one 500 mL.
Use distilled water when water is required.
(A) Glacial Acetic Acid (ACS grade).
(B) Diethyl ether (Anhydrous)—Note and follow safety precautions on container.
(C) 8 N HCl—Pour 165 mL H2O into a 500 mL graduate. Place the graduate in hood, then add HCl conc. to bring to volume. Carefully pour this solution into a 500 mL Erlenmeyer flask, Stopper and shake. Label the flask.
(D) 2% (w/w) NaOH—Pour ca 190 mL H2O into a 250 mL mixing graduate. Add 8 g. (5.23 mL) of 50% (w/w) NaOH, bring to 200 mL volume with water, stopper and mix. Pour this solution into a glass bottle, label and stopper with a polytetrafluoroethylene top.
(E) Ethanol (95%).
Weigh a 250 mL beaker to tenths of a mg and add 100 mg of dye. Record weight to tenths of a mg.
The following work must be performed in the hood.
Add 75 mL of 8 N HCl and 100 mL of glacial acetic acid to the beaker and stir.
Place the beaker on a hot plate and heat with stirring, until all of the dye is in solution.
Remove the beaker from the hot plate, cover with a watch glass and allow to cool to room temperature (1-2 hrs).
When the dye solution is at room temperature, transfer the solution to a 1000 mL separatory funnel.
Rinse the beaker three times with 50 mL portions of H2O, transferring each rinse to the 1000 mL funnel.
Add 150 mL of ether to the funnel, stopper and shake for 10 seconds, then invert funnel and open stopcock to remove gas buildup.
Shake the funnel for one minute, opening the stopcock a few times while the funnel is inverted to remove gas buildup. (Use this shake procedure throughout method.)
Allow the funnel to stand until the layers have separated.
Transfer the bottom (aqueous) layer to a 500 mL separatory funnel, add 100 mL of ether, stopper and shake for one minute.
When the layers have separated, drain off the bottom layer into a waste beaker.
Pour the ether layer in the 500 mL separatory funnel into the 1000 mL separatory funnel.
Rinse the 500 mL sep. funnel with 100 mL H2 O, then transfer it to the 1000 mL sep. funnel, stopper and shake for one minute.
When the layers have separated, drain off the bottom aqueous layer into the waste beaker.
Rinse the 500 mL funnel at least three times (total) and repeat the 100 mL water washes until no color is present in the aqueous layer. Discard the bottom aqueous layer to the waste beaker after each separation.
Shake the ether layer twice more with 100 mL portions of H2 O, discarding the bottom aqueous layer after each separation.
Remove the unsulfonated subsidiary color from the ether by shaking the ether layer for one minute with 20 mL of 2% (w/w) NaOH. Appropriately label a 100 mL beaker. After the layers separate, drain the aqueous alkaline layer into the beaker and save for the determination of 3-hydroxy-4-[(4-methylphenyl) azo]-2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid, sodium salt.
If there is any color left in the ether, shake for one minute with another 20 mL portion of 2% (w/w) NaOH. After the layers have separated, drain off the aqueous alkaline layer into the 100 mL beaker.
If color remains in the ether layer, repeat the above step for a total of three washes of the ether with 2% (w/w) NaOH. Note: Three washes is usually sufficient to remove the unsulfonated subsidiary.
With the stopper removed, gently swirl the ether layer in the sep. funnel twice to separate the remaining aqueous base. Drain this into the 100 mL beaker.
Appropriately label a 250 mL beaker. Pour the ether layer into the beaker. Allow the ether to evaporate to near dryness. Cool to room temperature. Add ca 8 mL ethanol (95%). Swirl beaker to mix contents. Quantitatively transfer to a 25 mL graduate using ethanol (95%) rinses. Add ethanol (95%) to bring volume to 15 mL.
Spectrophotometric Analysis
Spectrophotometer Parameters:
Scan Range: 400-700 nm
Scan: 50 nm/in; 5.0 nm/sec.
Absorbance Range: 0-1 AUFS
Cell length: 1 cm (Note: Reference and Sample cells)
(1) Record the visible spectrum of a blank. Fill the reference cell with distilled water and the sample cell with ethanol (95%).
(2) Rinse the sample cell with 2-3 mL of the ether soluble material (in ethanol solution); then fill the cell. Record the visible spectrum of the ether soluble material.
(3) Compare the spectra obtained to the spectra attached. The attached spectra represents 150% of the absorbance at each wavelength for similarly analyzed D&C Red No. 6 Lot AA5169.
The spectra of the current sample must not exceed the attached spectra at any wavelength in order to pass test.
[47 FR 57688, Dec. 28, 1982; 48 FR 3946, Jan. 28, 1983; 48 FR 7438, Feb. 22, 1983; 48 FR 10811, Mar. 15, 1983]

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