β-Carotene
Item № 16837
CAS № 7235-40-7
Purity ≥95%
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Description
Synonyms
  • Lucarotin
  • Provatene
  • Solatene
  • KPMK
  • Food Orange 5
  • Provitamin A
  • NSC 62794

β-Carotene is a red/orange-colored fat-soluble terpenoid with antioxidant properties.1 It can be enzymatically cleaved to produce vitamin A and retinoic acid. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth, while retinoic acid, through the retinoic acid receptor, plays an important role in cell differentiation.

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Technical Information
Formal Name β,​β-​carotene
CAS Number 7235-40-7
Synonyms
  • Lucarotin
  • Provatene
  • Solatene
  • KPMK
  • Food Orange 5
  • Provitamin A
  • NSC 62794
Molecular Formula C40H56
Formula Weight 536.9
Purity ≥95%
Formulation A crystalline solid
λmax 278, 341, 446 nm
SMILES C/C(=C\C=C/C=C(/C)​\C=C/C=C(/C)​\C=C/C1=C(C)​CCCC1(C)​C)​/C=C\C=C(\C)​/C=C\C1=C(C)​CCCC1(C)​C
InChI Code ​1S/C40H56/c1-31(19-13-21-33(3)​25-27-37-35(5)​23-15-29-39(37,7)​8)​17-11-12-18-32(2)​20-14-22-34(4)​26-28-38-36(6)​24-16-30-40(38,9)​10/h11-14,17-22,25-28H,15-16,23-24,29-30H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,19-13+,20-14+,27-25+,28-26+,31-17+,32-18+,33-21+,34-22+
InChI Key OENHQHLEOONYIE-JLTXGRSLSA-N

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Stability 2 years
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1. Negishi, H., Ueda, Y., and Azuma, M. Antioxidant fat-soluble vitamins and lipid peroxides in serum. J Clin Biochem Nutr 26 227-234 (1999).

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