Rhodoxanthin is a xanthophyll pigment with a purple color that is found in small quantities in a variety of plants including Taxus baccata and Lonicera morrowii. It is also found in the feathers of some birds. As a food additive it is used under the E number E161f as a food coloring; it is not approved for use in the EU or USA however is approved in Australia and New Zealand (where it is listed under its INS number 161f).
3D model (JSmol)
|E number||E161f (colours)|
|Molar mass||562.82 g/mol|
|Melting point||219 °C (426 °F; 492 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 8196.
- UK Food Standards Agency: "Current EU approved additives and their E Numbers". Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code"Standard 1.2.4 - Labelling of ingredients". Retrieved 2011-10-27.
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