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Compound Summary for: CID 5281227

Canthaxanthin

Also known as: Orobronze, Carophyll Red, Food orange 8, Cantaxanthin, Canthaxanthine, Roxanthin Red 10, Cantaxanthine, beta,beta-Carotene-4,4'-dione
Molecular Formula: C40H52O2   Molecular Weight: 564.83968   InChIKey: FDSDTBUPSURDBL-DKLMTRRASA-N
A trans-carotenoid pigment widely distributed in nature. The compound is used as an oral suntanning agent and as a food and drug coloring agent. Oral ingestion of the compound causes canthaxanthin retinopathy.   From: MeSH
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