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Beta Carotene Properties

Beta Carotene

Description

 

?-Carotene is an organic compound and classified as a terpenoid. It is a strongly-coloured red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. ?-Carotene is also the substance in carrots that colours them orange. As a carotene with beta-rings at both ends, it is the most common form of carotene.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Red-Purple Solid
Boiling Point 633-677 °C
CAS Number 7235-40-7
Chemical Composition Carbon Dioxide-->Silica Gel-->Passion Flower Oil-->Cyclohexene-->1-Hexene-->Yeast Extract-->Ionone-->2-Methyl-2-Butene-->Capsaicin/Capsicum-->Phenyllithium-->Tripod Centrifuge-->Carotenoid Mixed Standard 500ul(Sh)-->1-Tridecene
Density 0.941 g/cm3
IUPAC Name beta,beta-Carotene
InChI 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+
InChIKey OENHQHLEOONYIE-JLTXGRSLBT
Melting Point 180-182 °C
Molar Mass 536.87 g/mol
Molecular Formula C40H56
RTECS Number FI0329500
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms β-Carotene;Food Orange 5;1,1'-(3,7,12,16-Tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-Octadecanonaene-1,18-Diyl)Bis[2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexene];