echinenone

CAS No. 432-68-8

Formula: C40H54O
Basic Info

Echinenone is a xanthophyll, with formula C40H54O. It is found in some cyanobacteria. It is synthesized from β-carotene by the enzyme beta-carotene ketolase (or CrtW). It has also been isolated from sea urchins.

Formula
C40H54O
Molecular Weight
550.856
Exact Mass
550.417
LogP
11.7848
PSA
17.07
Synonyms

ECHINENONE

Einecs 207-083-4

all-trans-Echinenone

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Properties
Density
0.972g/cm3
Boiling Point
685.3ºC at 760mmHg
Flash Point
370.8ºC
Refractive Index
1.57
Vapor Pressure
1.23E-18mmHg at 25°C
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