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7235-40-7 - beta-Carotene, 99% - Provitamin A - H60106 - Alfa Aesar

H60106 beta-Carotene, 99%

CAS Number
7235-40-7
Synonyms
Provitamin A

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
1g 21.42
5g 92.70
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beta-Carotene, 99%

MDL
MFCD00001556
EINECS
230-636-6

Chemical Properties

Formula
C40H56
Formula Weight
536.87
Melting point
178-179°
Flash Point
103°(217°F)
Density
1.000
Sensitivity
Air & Light Sensitive
Solubility
Soluble in hexane, dimethyl sulfoxide, benzene, chloroform, cyclohexane. Insoluble in water.

Applications

The most important of the provitamins A, β-carotene can be classified as an antioxidant due to its inhibition of radical initiated peroxidation in vitro. However, in vivo it appears to act either as an antioxidant or a prooxidant depending on cellular environment. It reduces the incidence of many cancers.

Notes

Air & Light Sensitive. Store in a cool place.

Literature References

R. Peto.; R. Doll.; J. D. Buckley.; M. B. Sporn. Can dietary beta-carotene materially reduce human cancer rates? Nature. 1981, 290201 - 208.

Other References

Beilstein
1917416
Harmonized Tariff Code
3204.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
FI0329500

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