Astaxanthin

Catalogue number: A790025
Chemical name: Astaxanthin
Synonyms: 3,3’-Dihydroxy-β,β-carotene-4,4’-dione; 3,3’-Dhydroxy-4,4’-diketo-β-carotene; Ovoester;
CAS Number: 472-61-7
Possible CAS #: NA
Molecular form.: C₄₀H₅₂O₄
Appearance: Dark Purple to Dark Brown Solid
Melting Point: >193ºC (dec.)
Mol. Weight: 596.84
Storage: Amber Vial, -20°C Freezer, Under inert atmosphere
Solubility: Chloroform (Slightly), Ethyl Acetate (Slightly)
Stability: Light Sensitive
Category: Pharmaceuticals, Intermediates & Fine Chemicals,
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Applications: Carotenoid pigment found mostly in animal organisms, but also occuring in plants; thought to be the precursor of astacin. 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.
Dangerous Goods Info: NA
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