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Picrocrocin Properties

Picrocrocin

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Description

 

Picrocrocin is a monoterpene glycoside precursor of safranal. It is found in the spice saffron, which comes from the crocus flower. It has a bitter taste and is the chemical most responsible for the taste of saffron.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 138-55-6
Density 1.31 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 4-(β-D-Glucopyranosyloxy)-2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexene-1-carboxaldehyde
InChI 1S/C16H26O7/c1-8-4-9(5-16(2,3)10(8)6-17)22-15-14(21)13(20)12(19)11(7-18)23-15/h6,9,11-15,18-21H,4-5,7H2,1-3H3/t9-,11-,12-,13+,14-,15-/m1/s1
InChIKey WMHJCSAICLADIN-WYWSWGBSSA-N
Melting Point 154-156 °C
Molar Mass 330.37 g/mol
Molecular Formula C16H26O7
Synonyms 1-Cyclohexene-1-carboxaldehyde,4-(b-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-2,6,6-trimethyl-,(4R)-;Picrocrocin;Picrocrocine;Saffron-bitter
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