β-Carotene

Cayman Chemical Item Number 16837

Lucarotin; Provatene; Solatene; KPMK; Food Orange 5; Provitamin A; NSC 62794 (CAS 7235-40-7)

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Description

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.

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).

Synonyms
  • Lucarotin
  • Provatene
  • Solatene
  • KPMK
  • Food Orange 5
  • Provitamin A
  • NSC 62794
Formal Name β,​β-​carotene
CAS Number 7235-40-7
Molecular Formula C40H56
Formula Weight 536.9
Formulation A crystalline solid
Purity ≥95%
λmax 278, 341, 446 nm
Stability 2 years
Storage -20°C
Shipping Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
SMILES
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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
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​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
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OENHQHLEOONYIE-JLTXGRSLSA-N

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Size Price Quantity Subtotal
5 g $21.00 $0.00
10 g $40.00 $0.00
25 g $95.00 $0.00
50 g $168.00 $0.00
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Pricing updated 2015-07-05. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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