Rubixanthin

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Rubixanthin[1]
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Names
IUPAC name
(1R)-4-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E,19E)-3,7,12,16,20,24-Hexamethylpentacosa-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,23-undecaenyl]-3,5,5-trimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-ol
Other names
•(3R)-beta, psi-Caroten-3-ol
•Natural yellow 27
•E161d
Identifiers
3763-55-1 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:8907 N
ChemSpider 4444664 N
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 5281252
Properties
C40H56O
Molar mass 552.85 g/mol
Appearance Red-orange crystals
Melting point 160 °C (320 °F; 433 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Rubixanthin, or natural yellow 27, is a natural xanthophyll pigment with a red-orange color found in rose hips. As a food additive it used under the E number E161d as a food coloring; it is not approved for use in the USA[citation needed] or EU[2] but is approved in Australia and New Zealand[3] where it is listed as 161d.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 8265.
  2. ^ UK Food Standards Agency: "Current EU approved additives and their E Numbers". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code"Standard 1.2.4 - Labelling of ingredients". Retrieved 2011-10-27.