SMB00902

Sigma-Aldrich

Z-Lycopene

Balanced with Lycopene

Synonym(s):
cis-Lycopene
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C40H56
Molecular Weight:
536.87

assay

≤40% (Lycopene, HPLC)
≥60% (Z-Lycopene, HPLC)

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−70°C

Biochem/physiol Actions

Z-Lycopene is naturally found in small quantities in several types of tomatoes and in higher amounts in processed food (such as: tomato sauce and tomato soup). Furthermore, it was found that Z-Lycopene has higher antioxidant properties than Lycopene (all trans- Lycopene).
In raw food and processed food there are a wide variety of Z-Lycopene isomers, which differ in the geometrical configuration of the molecule. However, the most abundant isomer is the 5Z-Lycopene. Moreover, it was found that consumed Lycopene isomerizes to Z-Lycopene in the body, possibly in the enterocytes while the predominant isomer is the 5Z-Lycopene.

Caution

Light and air sensitive.

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Comparative study on antioxidant activity of lycopene (Z)-isomers in different assays.
Mu?ller, L., Goupy, P., Fro?hlich, K., Dangles, O., Caris-Veyrat, C., & Bo?hm, V.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59, 4504-4511 (2011)
The E/Z isomer ratio of lycopene in foods and effect of heating with edible oils and fats on isomerization of (all-E)-lycopene.
Honda, M., Murakami, K., Watanabe, Y., Higashiura, T., Fukaya, T., Kanda, H., & Goto, M.
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 119 (2017)
Lycopene isomerisation takes place within enterocytes during absorption in human subjects.
Richelle, M., Sanchez, B., Tavazzi, I., Lambelet, P., Bortlik, K., & Williamson, G.
The British Journal of Nutrition, 103, 1800-1807 (2010)
The thermal Z-isomerization-induced change in solubility and physical properties of (all-E)-lycopene.
Murakami, K., Honda, M., Takemura, R., Fukaya, T., Kubota, M., Kanda, H., & Goto, M.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 491, 317-322 (2017)
The proportion of lycopene isomers in human plasma is modulated by lycopene isomer profile in the meal but not by lycopene preparation.
Richelle, M., Lambelet, P., Rytz, A., Tavazzi, I., Mermoud, A. F., Juhel, C.,...& Bortlik, K.
The British Journal of Nutrition, 107, 1482-1488 (2012)

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