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Crocetin is a natural carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that is found in the crocus flower. It forms brick red crystals with a melting point of 285 °C.
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The chemical structure of crocetin is the central core of crocin, the compound responsible for the color of saffron.
Categories: Carotenoids | Carboxylic acids
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