CHEBI:8907 - rubixanthin

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ChEBI Name rubixanthin
ChEBI ID CHEBI:8907
Definition A carotenol that is a natural xanthophyll pigment. It was formerly used as a food colourant (E161d), but approval for this purpose has been withdrawn throughout the European Union.
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Formula C40H56O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 552.87204
InChI InChI=1S/C40H56O/c1-31(2)17-13-20-34(5)23-15-25-35(6)24-14-21-32(3)18-11-12-19-33(4)22-16-26-36(7)27-28-39-37(8)29-38(41)30-40(39,9)10/h11-12,14-19,21-28,38,41H,13,20,29-30H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,21-14+,22-16+,25-15+,28-27+,32-18+,33-19+,34-23+,35-24+,36-26+/t38-/m1/s1
InChIKey ABTRFGSPYXCGMR-AXXBKCDFSA-N
SMILES CC(C)=CCC\C(C)=C\C=C\C(C)=C\C=C\C(C)=C\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C1=C(C)C[C@@H](O)CC1(C)C
Roles Classification
Biological Role(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).
plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
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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Outgoing rubixanthin (CHEBI:8907) has parent hydride γ-carotene (CHEBI:27740)
rubixanthin (CHEBI:8907) has role food colouring (CHEBI:77182)
rubixanthin (CHEBI:8907) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
rubixanthin (CHEBI:8907) is a carotenol (CHEBI:23045)
IUPAC Name
(3R)-β,ψ-caroten-3-ol
Synonyms Sources
(all-E,3R)-rubixanthin ChEBI
E 161d ChEBI
E161d ChEBI
Natural yellow 27 ChemIDplus
Rubixanthin KEGG COMPOUND
Database Links Databases
C00003785 KNApSAcK
C08611 KEGG COMPOUND
HMDB35836 HMDB
LMPR01070281 LIPID MAPS
Rubixanthin Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
2342671 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
2342671 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
3763-55-1 CAS Registry Number KEGG COMPOUND
3763-55-1 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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Last Modified
28 July 2014