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Astaxanthin

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Astaxanthin

CAS #

472-61-7

SYNONYM

3,3'-dihydroxy-ß-carotene-4,4'-dione; 3,3'-Dihydroxy-beta,beta-carotene-4,4'-dione

FORMULA

C40H52O4

PRODUCT TYPE

Chemical

Product Specifications

ASSAY

>= 5%

APPEARANCE

Dark red viscous oleoresin

MOISTURE

<= 5% (Karl Fischer)

SOLUBILITY

Lipid soluble

STABILITY

In its original packing, this product will keep its properties for over 36 months at 4C below.

CONTENT

Natural Astaxanthin extracted from H.pluvalis by supercritical CO2 extraction

ASH

<= 1%

PB

<= 2 ppm

CADMIUM

<= 0.5 ppm

AS

<= 1 ppm

HG

<= 0.1 ppm

HEAVY METALS

<= 10 ppm (USP method)

TOTAL PLATE COUNT

<= 1000 cfu/g

TOTAL MOLDS AND YEASTS (PER G)

<= 100 cfu/g

E COLI

Negative

STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Negative

SALMONELLA

Negative

MELTING POINT

182-183 c

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

596.85

READILY SOLUBLE

in pyridine, from which it can be crystallized by addition of water

NOTES

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that can be found most abundantly within a green microalgae known as Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is most commonly used as an anti-oxidant for different health applications and as a supplement believed to give pain relief. It is also used in the process for coloring animal and fish foods.

Use: SKIN CONDITIONING

FUNCTIONS

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