Zeaxanthin

Cayman Chemical Item Number 10009992

Anchovyxanthin; Xanthophyll 3; Zeaxanthol (CAS 144-68-3)

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Description

Zeaxanthin is one of the two diet-obtained carotenoids present in the macula region of the eye. High dietary intake of zeaxanthin correlates with reduced risk of advanced neovascular age-related macular degeneration.1,2 In a rodent model, zeaxanthin directly inhibits oxidative damage and the production of VEGF and adhesion molecules induced by diabetes.3

1. SanGiovanni, J.P., Chew, E.Y., Clemons, T.E., et al. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with age related macular degeneration in a case-control study. Arch Ophthalmol 125(9) 1225-1232 (2007).

2. Landrum, J.T., and Bone, R.A. Lutein, zeaxanthin, and the macular pigment. Arch Biochem Biophys 385(1) 28-40 (2001).

3. Hammond, B.R. Jr. Possible role for dietary lutein and zeaxanthin in visual development. Nutr Rev 66(12) 695-702 (2008).

Synonyms
  • Anchovyxanthin
  • Xanthophyll 3
  • Zeaxanthol
Formal Name β,​β-​carotene-​3R,​3'R-​diol
CAS Number 144-68-3
Molecular Formula C40H56O2
Formula Weight 568.9
Formulation A crystalline solid
Purity ≥98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
SMILES
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O[C@H]​1CC(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/C2=C(C)​C[C@@H]​(O)​CC2(C)​C)​=C(C)​C1
InCHI Code
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​1S/C40H56O2/c1-29(17-13-19-31(3)​21-23-37-33(5)​25-35(41)​27-39(37,7)​8)​15-11-12-16-30(2)​18-14-20-32(4)​22-24-38-34(6)​26-36(42)​28-40(38,9)​10/h11-24,35-36,41-42H,25-28H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,17-13+,18-14+,23-21+,24-22+,29-15+,30-16+,31-19+,32-20+/t35-,36-/
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JKQXZKUSFCKOGQ-QAYBQHTQSA-N

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1 mg $226.00 $0.00
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