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CAS number 16727-30-3
PubChem 441765
Molecular formula • C29H35O17+ (cation)

• C29H35O17Cl (chloride)

Molar mass • 655.578 (cation)

• 691.031 (chloride)

Appearance reddish blue, odourless powder [1]
Solubility in water nearly unsoluble [1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Malvin is a naturally occurring chemical of the Anthocyanin family. It is a diglucoside of malvidin mainly found as a pigment in herbs like Malva (Malva sylvestris), Primula and Rhododendron.[2] It can be found in a variety of common foods, including but not limited to the following:[citation needed]

Malvin is not dangerous to ingest unless one develops an allergy toward it. An allergy to malvin may result in constipation, severe gas, vomiting or diarrhea when foods containing it are ingested in large amounts.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b MSDS from CarlRoth (German)
  2. ^ J. A. Joule, K. Mills: Heterocyclic Chemistry., S. 173, Blackwell Publishing, 2000, ISBN 9780632054534


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