//Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin

CAS number: 472-61-7

Molecular formula: C40H52O4

molecular weight: 596.84 g mol−1

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Description Astaxanthin, a red dietary carotenoid isolated from Haematococcus pluvialis, is an inhibitor of PPARγ and a potent antioxidant with antiproliferative, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory activity. Astaxanthin has potential in the treatment of various diseases, such as cancers and Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease. Due to its bright red colour, Astaxanthin could be used as a food colorant in animal feeds.
Density 1.1±0.1 g/cm3
Boiling Point 774.0±60.0 °C at 760 mmHg
Melting Point 215-216ºC
Molecular Formula C40H52O4
Molecular Weight 596.839
Flash Point 435.8±29.4 °C
Exact Mass 596.386536
PSA 74.60000
LogP 8.16
Vapour Pressure 0.0±6.0 mmHg at 25°C
Index of Refraction 1.595
Storage condition −20°C
Water Solubility DMSO: soluble1mg/mL (warmed)

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