cis-Bixin

  • 6,6'-Diapo-psi,psi-carotenedioic acid, monomethyl ester, 9-cis
  • Methyl (9-cis)-hydrogen-6,6'-diapo-psi,psi-carotenedioate
Formula
C25H30O4
Uses
The ethyl ester as a suspension in vegetable oil for coloring foods and drugs.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6983-79-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
230-248-7
Merck
12,1347
Beilstein/Gmelin
1729919
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-02355
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C25H30O4
Formula mass
394.51
Melting point, °C
198
Boiling point, °C
596
Vapor pressure, mmHg
9.6E-16 (25 C)
Density
1.04 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
4.69
Partition coefficient, pKow
6.32
Heat of vaporization
97.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in original container in a cool dark place.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
198
Fire fighting
Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Water spray. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with the skin and eyes
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions

Health.
Exposure effects

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water, provided person is conscious. Seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention.
   Skin
Immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice.

Transport.