Curcumin
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Curcumin
Alias
1,6-Heptadiene-3,5-dione, 1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-, (1E,6E)-
CI 75300
Natural yellow 3
Turmeric yellow
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Phenol
CAS No.
458-37-7
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C21H20O6
Molecular Weight: 368.38
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: orange-yellow powder.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water. soluble in ethanol.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: >2000mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: >2000mg/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LD50: 1500mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, antibacterial, dispersing, emulsifying abilities. sensitive to iron, copper. natural dye.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
90
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as antioxidant.
Conditioning agent, antioxidant in personal care products.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Use as dye.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:458-37-7
Update: 20130908(1);

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