This part of ISO 17234 is supplementary to ISO 17234-1 and describes a special procedure to detect the use
of certain azo colorants in commodities, which can release 4-aminoazobenzene. The procedure also detects
4-aminoazobenzene (Solvent Yellow 1) which is already available as free amine in commodities without
Azo colorants that are able to form 4-aminoazobenzene generate, under the conditions of ISO 17234-1, the
amines aniline and 1,4-phenylenediamine. The presence of these 4-aminoazobenzene colorants cannot be
reliably ascertained without additional information (e.g. the chemical structure of the colorant used) or without
a special procedure.
The use of certain azo colorants, which may release, by reductive cleavage of their azo group(s), one or more
of the other aromatic amines listed in Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European
Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals
(REACH), except 4-aminoazobenzene, cannot be determined quantitatively with this method.