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A potent antioxidant carotenoid, ree radical scavenger and PPARα agonist and PPARγ antagonist.
Catalog #: 9698
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9698-5 5 mg
9698-25 25 mg
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Product Details

Alternate Name 3,3'-Dihydroxy-β-carotene-4,4'-dione; all-trans-Astaxanthin; Ovoester; NSC635689; CCRIS 7118; HSDB 7468
Appearance Purplish brown to purplish solid
CAS # 472-61-7
Molecular Formula C₄₀H₅₂O₄
Molecular Weight 596.84
Purity ≥95% by HPLC
Solubility DMSO
InChi InChI=1S/C40H52O4/c1-27(17-13-19-29(3)21-23-33-31(5)37(43)35(41)25-39(33,7)8)15-11-12-16-28(2)18-14-20-30(4)22-24-34-32(6)38(44)36(42)26-40(34,9)10/h11-24,35-36,41-42H,25-26H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,17-13+,18-14+,23-21+,24-22+,27-15+,28-16+,29-19+,30-20+/t35-,36-/m0/s1
PubChem CID 5281224
MDL Number MFCD00672621
Handling Protect from air and light
Storage Conditions -20°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant carotenoid and free radical scavenger. Reduces oxidative stress. Anticancer compound. Anti-inflammatory. Blocks NF-κB activation. Anti-hypertensive. Cardiovascular protective. Improves neuronal stem cell potential. Attenuates diabetes associated coagulatory, oxidative and inflammatory stress. PPARα agonist and PPARγ antagonist.

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