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Creation Date2016-05-27 02:03:42 UTC
Update Date2016-11-09 01:22:41 UTC
Accession NumberCHEM042463
Common Nameβ-cryptoxanthin
ClassSmall Molecule
Descriptionβ-cryptoxanthin is practically insoluble (in water) and an extremely weak acidic compound (based on its pKa). β-cryptoxanthin can be found in a number of food items such as pistachio, rose hip, java plum, and white cabbage, which makes β-cryptoxanthin a potential biomarker for the consumption of these food products. β-cryptoxanthin is a natural carotenoid pigment. It has been isolated from a variety of sources including the petals and flowers of plants in the genus Physalis, orange rind, papaya, egg yolk, butter, apples, and bovine blood serum .
Contaminant Sources
  • FooDB Chemicals
Contaminant TypeNot Available
Chemical Structure
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC40H56O
Average Molecular Mass552.887 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass552.433 g/mol
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
IUPAC Name3,3,5-trimethyl-4-[3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-18-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaen-1-yl]cyclohexan-1-ol
Traditional Name3,3,5-trimethyl-4-[3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-18-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexa-1,4-dien-1-yl)octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaen-1-yl]cyclohexan-1-ol
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C40H56O/c1-30(18-13-20-32(3)23-25-37-34(5)22-15-27-39(37,7)8)16-11-12-17-31(2)19-14-21-33(4)24-26-38-35(6)28-36(41)29-40(38,9)10/h11-21,23-27,35-36,38,41H,22,28-29H2,1-10H3
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as xanthophylls. These are carotenoids containing an oxygenated carotene backbone. Carotenes are characterized by the presence of two end-groups (mostly cyclohexene rings, but also cyclopentene rings or acyclic groups) linked by a long branched alkyl chain. Carotenes belonging form a subgroup of the carotenoids family. Xanthophylls arise by oxygenation of the carotene backbone.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassPrenol lipids
Sub ClassTetraterpenoids
Direct ParentXanthophylls
Alternative Parents
  • Xanthophyll
  • Cyclohexanol
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homomonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Biological Properties
StatusDetected and Not Quantified
OriginNot Available
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
ApplicationsNot Available
Biological RolesNot Available
Chemical RolesNot Available
Physical Properties
StateNot Available
AppearanceNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
SolubilityNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.00056 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)19.01ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area20.23 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count10ChemAxon
Refractivity193.81 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability71.56 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings2ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0f79-0423190000-bb86ee7eed012e2f6fe2View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0002-0968100000-ccc23a9640cfd2c1a5d1View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-000j-1559100000-a2d1e29bcfb8c818875eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0udi-0000090000-22aeefd7502f9c382a06View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0udi-0000090000-c462b5ce14c8261336d8View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-000i-0535190000-baeac3c27145346ab0a8View in MoNA
Toxicity Profile
Route of ExposureNot Available
Mechanism of ToxicityNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
Toxicity ValuesNot Available
Lethal DoseNot Available
Carcinogenicity (IARC Classification)Not Available
Uses/SourcesNot Available
Minimum Risk LevelNot Available
Health EffectsNot Available
SymptomsNot Available
TreatmentNot Available
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DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB031285
Phenol Explorer IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkCryptoxanthin
Chemspider IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
PubChem Compound IDNot Available
Kegg Compound IDNot Available
YMDB IDNot Available
ECMDB IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
MSDSNot Available
General ReferencesNot Available