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Lutein

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Lutein

CAS #

127-40-2

SYNONYM

(1R)-4-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-18-[(1R,4R)-4-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-cyclohex-2-en-1-yl]-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]-3,5,5-trimethyl-cyclohex-3-en-1-ol; .beta.,.epsilon.-Carotene-3,3'-diol, (3R,3'R,6'R)-

FORMULA

C40H56O2

Product Specifications

MELTING POINT

190-193 c

INSOLUBILITY

in water

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

568.85

SOLUBILITY

fats and fat solvs.

SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE

in alcohol, ether

NOTES

Abundant in green leafy vegetables, this product is a powerful antioxidant and food additive.  

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