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MedKoo CAT#: 573712

CAS#: 465-42-9

Description: Capsanthin is a carotenoid found in red paprika that has diverse biological activities. It reduces hydrogen peroxide-induced production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and phosphorylation of ERK and p38 and prevents inhibition of gap-junction intracellular communication in WB-F344 rat liver epithelial cells. Capsanthin reduces the number of colonic aberrant crypt foci and preneoplastic lesions in a rat model of N-methylnitrosourea-induced colon carcinogenesis. It also reduces ear edema in a mouse model of inflammation induced by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 465-42-9

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 573712
Name: Capsanthin
CAS#: 465-42-9
Chemical Formula: C40H56O3
Exact Mass: 584.4229
Molecular Weight: 584.89
Elemental Analysis: C, 82.14; H, 9.65; O, 8.21

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Synonym: all-trans-Capsanthin, all trans Capsanthin, Capsanthin, capsorubin, Paprika extract

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2E,4E,6E,8E,10E,12E,14E,16E,18E)-1-((1R,4S)-4-hydroxy-1,2,2-trimethylcyclopentyl)-19-((R)-4-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-1-en-1-yl)-4,8,13,17-tetramethylnonadeca-2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-nonaen-1-one


InChi Code: 1S/C40H56O3/c1-29(17-13-19-31(3)21-23-36-33(5)25-34(41)26-38(36,6)7)15-11-12-16-30(2)18-14-20-32(4)22-24-37(43)40(10)28-35(42)27-39(40,8)9/h11-24,34-35,41-42H,25-28H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,17-13+,18-14+,23-21+,24-22+,29-15+,30-16+,31-19+,32-20+/t34-,35+,40+/m1/s1

SMILES Code: CC1=C(C(C[C@@H](C1)O)(C)C)/C=C/C(=C/C=C/C(=C/C=C/C=C(\C)/C=C/C=C(\C)/C=C/C(=O)[C@@]2(C[C@H](CC2(C)C)O)C)/C)/C

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 584.89 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1: Scholz M, Flender O, Lenzer T, Oum K. Ultrafast Excited-State Dynamics of all-trans-Capsanthin in Organic Solvents. J Phys Chem A. 2017 Nov 9;121(44):8380-8388. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.7b08252. Epub 2017 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 29090578.

2: Chen J, Zhang X, Zhang Y, Wang W, Li S, Wang Y, Hu M, Liu L, Bi H. Understanding the Capsanthin Tails in Regulating the Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance of Carbon Dots for a Rapid Crossing Cell Membrane. Langmuir. 2017 Oct 3;33(39):10259-10270. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01992. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 28874049.

3: Jo SJ, Kim JW, Choi HO, Kim JH, Kim HJ, Woo SH, Han BH. Capsanthin Inhibits both Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Preadipocytes and Weight Gain in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice. Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2017 May 1;25(3):329-336. doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2017.048. PubMed PMID: 28449555; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5424644.

4: Nishino A, Yasui H, Maoka T. Reaction of Paprika Carotenoids, Capsanthin and Capsorubin, with Reactive Oxygen Species. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Jun 15;64(23):4786-92. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b01706. Epub 2016 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 27229653.