Rubixanthin

Rubixanthin[1]
Identifiers
CAS number 3763-55-1 YesY
PubChem 5281252
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Properties
Molecular formula C40H56O
Molar mass 552.85 g/mol
Appearance Red-orange crystals
Melting point

160 °C

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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 or EU[2] but is approved in Australia and New Zealand[3] where it is listed as 161d.

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