CAS - Molecule of the Week

Molecule of the Week
February 5, 2006

Regarding this week’s selected substance:

Carminic Acid is a natural red dye used in everything from cosmetics to food to ink; it is commonly called Carmine or Crimson lake. But did you know it is extracted from the remains of dead cochineal insects?

Carmini Acid

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