Citranaxanthin

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Citranaxanthin
IUPAC name (3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E,19E)-5,9,14,18-Tetramethyl-20-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19-eicosanonaen-2-one
Other names E161i
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C33H44O
Molar mass 456.70 g/mol
Appearance Deep violet crystals
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Citranaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment used as a food additive under the E number E161i as a food coloring. There are natural sources of citranaxanthin, but it is generally prepared synthetically.[1] It is used as an animal feed additive to impart a yellow color to chicken fat and egg yolks.[2]

References

  1. Citranaxanthin, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v22je11.htm Citranaxanthin], International Programme on Chemical Safety



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