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Astaxanthin

≥98% (HPLC)

Synonym: (3S,3′S)-3,3′-Dihydroxy-β,β-carotene-4,4′-dione

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Properties

biological source   synthetic
InChI Key   MQZIGYBFDRPAKN-UWFIBFSHSA-N
assay   ≥98% (HPLC)
form   powder
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

Astaxanthin is a potent carotenoid antioxidant found in marine algae, red yeast and many other plant and animal sources. Animal studies indicate that it reduces blood glucose and ameliorates several parameters of the diabetic metabolic syndrome. It improves blood flow and vascular tone in models of hypertension. In vitro studies indicate that it upregulates connexin 43 and thus, may be chemopreventive against cancer.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

HPLC Analysis of Carotene Compounds on Ascentis® RP-Amide

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Carotene Compounds on Ascentis® RP-Amide
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HPLC Analysis of Carotenoids by Normal Phase Chromatography on Ascentis® Si

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HPLC Analysis of Carotenoids on Ascentis® Si (Silica), Normal Phase

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Carotenoids on Ascentis® Si (Silica), Normal Phase
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HPLC Analysis of Carotenoids on Ascentis® Si

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Carotenoids on Ascentis® Si
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy, Vitamins

LC-MS Analysis of Carotene Compounds on Ascentis® RP-Amide

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents LC-MS Analysis of Carotene Compounds on Ascentis® RP-Amide
Keywords: Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Mass spectrometry, Vitamins

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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