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A golden yellow coloring agent found in saffron, crocus, and wongsky. Crocin is extracted from the saffron or crocus flowers, and gardenia fruits with hot water.

Synonyms and Related Terms

di-gentiobiose ester of crocetin

Other Properties

Soluble in hot water, methanol. Slightly soluble in absolute alcohol, ether, and other organic solvents.

Abs. max 464, 434 nm

Composition C44H64O24
Melting Point 186