855553

Sigma-Aldrich

β-Carotene

95%

Synonym(s):
trans-β-Carotene, Provitamin A
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C40H56
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
536.87
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1917416
EC Number:
MDL number:
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assay

95%

mp

178-179 °C (lit.)

λmax

450 nm
478 nm (2nd)

SMILES string

CC1=C(\C=C\C(C)=C\C=C\C(C)=C\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C=C(C)\C=C\C2=C(C)CCCC2(C)C)C(C)(C)CCC1

Application

Provitamin A1. Antioxidant in biological systems.

Supp Hazards

Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Risk Statement

44

Safety Statement

7-15-18

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

1

Flash Point(F)

217.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

103 °C

R Zamora et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 121(1), 50-56 (1991-01-01)
Five groups of five weanling rats were each fed a Torula yeast-based diet either unsupplemented or supplemented with 30 mg beta-carotene/kg, 30 IU vitamin E/kg, 1 mg selenium/kg or 30 mg coenzyme Q10/kg. Elevated levels of plasma aspartate aminotransferase and...

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