caroteneCarotene

beta-Carotene, provitamin A1, is a tetraterpene, forms orange to red crystals and occurs in the chromoplasts of plants and in the fatty tissues of plant-eating animals.

trans-beta-carotene
Molecular formula:
C40H56
Molecular weight:
536.88
CAS Registry Number:
7235-40-7
Melting point
178 - 179 °C

3D Molecular Model

carotene 3D

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Burkhard Kirste, 1994-08-19, 1998-02-03