CHEBI:3362 - canthaxanthin

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ChEBI Name canthaxanthin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:3362
Definition A carotenone that consists of β,β-carotene bearing two oxo substituents at positions 4 and 4'.
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Formula C40H52O2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 564.83968
Monoisotopic Mass 564.397
InChI InChI=1S/C40H52O2/c1-29(17-13-19-31(3)21-23-35-33(5)37(41)25-27-39(35,7)8)15-11-12-16-30(2)18-14-20-32(4)22-24-36-34(6)38(42)26-28-40(36,9)10/h11-24H,25-28H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,17-13+,18-14+,23-21+,24-22+,29-15+,30-16+,31-19+,32-20+
InChIKey FDSDTBUPSURDBL-DKLMTRRASA-N
SMILES CC(\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C1=C(C)C(=O)CCC1(C)C)=C/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C=C(C)/C=C/C1=C(C)C(=O)CCC1(C)C
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): Escherichia coli metabolite
Any bacterial metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in Escherichia coli.
biological pigment
An endogenous molecular entity that results in a colour of an organism as the consequence of the selective absorption of light.
fungal metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in fungi, the kingdom that includes microorganisms such as the yeasts and moulds.
food colouring
A food additive that imparts colour to food. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted food colours are from E 100 to E 199, divided into yellows (E 100-109), oranges (E 110-119), reds (E 120-129), blues and violets (E 130-139), greens (E 140-149), browns and blacks (E 150-159), and others (E 160-199).
Application(s): food colouring
A food additive that imparts colour to food. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted food colours are from E 100 to E 199, divided into yellows (E 100-109), oranges (E 110-119), reds (E 120-129), blues and violets (E 130-139), greens (E 140-149), browns and blacks (E 150-159), and others (E 160-199).
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ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) has parent hydride β-carotene (CHEBI:17579)
canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) has role Escherichia coli metabolite (CHEBI:76971)
canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) has role biological pigment (CHEBI:26130)
canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) has role food colouring (CHEBI:77182)
canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) has role fungal metabolite (CHEBI:76946)
canthaxanthin (CHEBI:3362) is a carotenone (CHEBI:35310)
IUPAC Name
β,β-carotene-4,4'-dione
Synonyms Sources
4,4'-dioxo-β-carotene ChemIDplus
all-trans-β-carotene-4,4'-dione ChemIDplus
canthaxanthin UniProt
Canthaxanthin KEGG COMPOUND
Carophyll Red ChemIDplus
E 161g ChEBI
Food Orange 8 ChemIDplus
Orobronze ChemIDplus
Database Links Databases
C00000922 KNApSAcK
C08583 KEGG COMPOUND
Canthaxanthin Wikipedia
HMDB0003154 HMDB
LMPR01070264 LIPID MAPS
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1898520 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
1898520 Beilstein Registry Number ChemIDplus
514-78-3 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
514-78-3 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
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Last Modified
22 November 2017