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Chili Red CAS 465-42-9

Molecular Formula: C40H56O3

Formula Weight: 584.87

ZSpharmac: Chili Red Cosmetic Raw Material Suppliers

Product Name: Chili Red
CAS No: 465-42-9
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Chili Red
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Dark Red Solid
EINECS No.:207-364-1
Provide:Chili Red MSDS;
Chili Red COA

What is Chili Red?

Capsicum red is a natural pigment derived from ripe red pepper fruits. It is mainly obtained through an extraction process and can exist in the form of powder or dark red oily liquid. These two red components account for approximately 50% to 60% of the total capsanthin. In addition, it also contains less polar yellow components, such as carotene and zeaxanthin, which have the biological activity of vitamin A.

As a food additive, capsicum red is widely used in a variety of foods due to its bright color, good stability, high safety and potential nutritional and health effects (such as antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-radiation, etc.), including but not limited to Aquatic products, meat, pastries, salads, cans, beverages, vegetable products, candies, oily foods and condiments, etc. Additionally, it is suitable for use in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Chili Red Property

Melting point 177-178℃
alpha Cd +36° (chloroform)
Boiling point 581.82°C (rough estimate)
density 1.012
refractive index 1.4960 (estimate)
storage temp. -20°C
solubility Chloroform (Slightly), DMSO (Slightly), Ethyl Acetate (Slightly)
form Solid
color Dark Red to Very Dark Brown


Chili Red Uses

Food industry:
Colorant: Because of its bright color and natural origin, Chili Red is widely used as a safe, non-toxic and stable colorant in food additives, giving food such as meat, dairy products, baked products, candies, condiments and various The bright red hue of pre-packaged foods.
Nutritional enhancer: The carotenoids in capsicum have certain nutritional value and can provide the provitamin A needed by the human body and enhance the nutritional value of the product.

Cosmetics industry:
Pigment addition: Chili Red can be added as a natural pigment to skin care and makeup products to provide a mild, natural red or orange tone and may benefit skin health due to its antioxidant properties.
Functional ingredients: Some studies have found that carotenoids may help with sun protection and antioxidants, so they may be used as functional ingredients in some skin care products.

Pharmaceutical industry:
Pharmaceutical excipients: In certain pharmaceutical preparations, capsanthin can be used to color tablets, capsules or other pharmaceutical carriers.
Health food: Capsaicin and its derivatives have certain physiological activities, such as analgesia, anti-inflammation, antioxidant and metabolism promotion. Therefore, capsanthin may also appear in some health products as a bioactive ingredient.

Feed industry:
Adding Chili Red to animal feed can not only improve the appearance of the feed and increase the animal’s desire to eat, but also capsanthin can increase the color saturation of egg yolks for poultry and enhance market competitiveness.

Scientific research and technology application:
Due to its good heat resistance and stability, capsanthin can also be used as a model compound in the field of scientific research for color labeling, spectral analysis, biological probes, etc.

Features of Chili Red

  1. chemical composition:
    Capsanthin is mainly composed of two carotenoids: capsanthin and capsorubin. Its chemical formula is C40H56O3, which is a tetraterpenoid compound. Its structure contains multiple conjugated double bonds, giving it excellent pigment properties.
  2. Physical properties:
    Capsicum red usually appears as deep red or orange-red, and can be in the form of viscous liquid, paste or processed powder.
    It is insoluble in water, but easily soluble in oils and organic solvents such as ethanol. After dissolving, it appears bright orange-red to orange-red.
  3. stability:
    Capsicum red has excellent heat resistance, light resistance, acid and alkali resistance, and can maintain good stability and color performance even under high-temperature processing conditions, light or acid and alkali environments, and is not easy to fade or degrade.
  4. Feature:
    When used as a food additive, capsicum red not only plays a coloring role, but also because its carotenoid component has certain biological activity, it can be used as a precursor of vitamin A, which is beneficial to vision maintenance and the immune system.
    Other potential functions include antioxidant effects, and some studies suggest capsanthin may have the potential to combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic disease.
  5. Security and Compliance:
    As a pigment of natural origin, capsicum red complies with the food safety regulations of many regions and countries around the world, and is allowed to be used as a safe pigment raw material in food, cosmetics and other related industries.
  6. Quality characteristics:
    High purity, low dissolved residue, low metal ion content and few impurities are important indicators of high-quality capsicum red. Since it is extracted from natural peppers and does not contain capsaicin, it has no spicy taste.
  7. Application scope:
    Capsicum red is widely used in food, beverages, cosmetics, medicine and other fields. It can be used as a color additive and a nutritional fortifier.


Kennedy, L.E., Abraham, A., Kulkarni, G. et al. Capsanthin, a Plant-Derived Xanthophyll: a Review of Pharmacology and Delivery Strategies. AAPS PharmSciTech 22, 203 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1208/s12249-021-02065-z

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Chili Red raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Chili Red ingredients you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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