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Bixin

≥90.0% (HPLC)

Synonym: 6-Methyl hydrogen (9Z)-6,6′-diapocarotene-6,6’-dioate, 9-cis-6,6′-Diapo-ψ,ψ-carotenedioic acid 6-methyl ester, Natural orange 4

  • CAS Number 6983-79-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C25H30O4

  • Molecular Weight 394.50

  •  Colour Index Number 75120

  •  EC Number 230-248-7

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329748187

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Properties

InChI Key   RAFGELQLHMBRHD-SLEZCNMESA-N
assay   ≥90.0% (HPLC)
λ   in chloroform
UV absorption   λ: 465-475 nm Amax
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

Bixin is a methyl ester of a dibasic fatty acid. On treating with alkali, it is hydrolyzed to form water soluble norbixin. It is obtained in pure form from annatto seeds. Bixin is a carotenoid and estimated as yolk and skin pigmenter.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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