Curcumin - CAS # 458-37-7

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Chemical Name:  Curcumin

Chemical Formula:  [HOC6H3(OCH3)CH:CHCO]2CH2

CAS Number:  458-37-7

EC Number (EINECS):  207-280-5

Synonyms:  (E,E)-1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione,

Use:  dye, food colouring and flavouring, analytical reagent, anti-tumor agent

Appearance:  orange crystalline powder

Melting Point:  180 C

Water Solubility:  slight

Stability:  Stable, but may be light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

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