Violaxanthin

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Violaxanthin[1]
IUPAC name (1S,4S,6R)-1-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-18-[(1S,4S,6R)-4-Hydroxy-2,2,6-trimethyl-7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]heptan-1-yl]-3,7,12,16-tetramethyloctadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]-2,2,6-trimethyl-7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]heptan-4-ol

Other names •5,6:5',6'-Diepoxy-5,5',6,6'-tetrahydro-β-carotene-3,3'-diol
•Zeaxanthin diepoxide
all-trans-Violaxanthin
•E161e
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C40H56O4
Molar mass 600.85 g/mol
Appearance Orange crystals
Melting point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Violaxanthin is a natural xanthophyll pigment with an orange color found in a variety of plants including pansies. It is biosynthesized from zeaxanthin by epoxidation.[1] As a food additive it used under the E number E161e as a food coloring.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Merck Index, 11th Edition, 9902.

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