Neoxanthin

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Neoxanthin
Neoxanthin2.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(1R,3S)-6-((R,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15Z,17E)-18-((1S,4S,6R)-4-hydroxy-2,2,6-trimethyl-7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]heptan-1-yl)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyloctadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaen-1-ylidene)-1,5,5-trimethylcyclohexane-1,3-diol
Other names
Foliaxanthin; Neoxanthine
Identifiers
14660-91-4 YesY
ChemSpider 4444659
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 5282217
Properties
C40H56O4
Molar mass 600.88 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Neoxanthin is a carotenoid and xanthophyll. In plants, it is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of the plant hormone abscisic acid. It is produced from violaxanthin by the action of neoxanthin synthase.[1] It is a major xanthophyll found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach.

all-trans Neoxanthin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouvier, Florence; D'harlingue, Alain; Backhaus, Ralph A.; Kumagai, Monto H.; Camara, Bilal (2000). "Identification of neoxanthin synthase as a carotenoid cyclase paralog". European Journal of Biochemistry 267 (21): 6346–6352. doi:10.1046/j.1432-1327.2000.01722.x. PMID 11029576.