cis-Bixin; α-Bixin; 9-cis-6,6'-Diapo-ψ,ψ-carotenedioic acid, 6-methyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||394.511 g·mol−1|
|NFPA 704 (fire diamond)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
what is ?)(
Bixin is an apocarotenoid found in the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana) from which it derives its name. It is commonly extracted from the seeds to form annatto, a natural food coloring, containing about 5% pigments of which 70-80% are bixin.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 1320
- Bouvier, Florence; Dogbo, Odette; Camara, Bilal (2003). "Biosynthesis of the Food and Cosmetic Plant Pigment Bixin (Annatto)". Science. 300 (5628): 2089–2091. doi:10.1126/science.1085162. ISSN 0036-8075. JSTOR 3834418. PMID 12829782. S2CID 560600.
- Executive Summary Bixin Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, National Toxicology Program