Name:  Beta-Carotene

C.A.S #:  7235-40-7

Synonyms:  beta,beta-Carotene; Carotene; Solatene; trans-beta-Carotene

Molecular Structure:

Molecular formula: C40H56

Molecular weight :  536.88

Assay: 96.0%-101.0%

Quality Standards: USP30

Beta-Carotene contains not less than 96.0 percent and not more than 101.0 percent of C40H56.

Characteristic: Dark red or dark red, shiny side of the ramp hexahedral or crystalline powder.

Melting point:  183℃

Alpha: 105° (c=0.8, EtOH 25°C)

Solubility: Soluble in carbon disulfide, benzene and chloroform. Do not dissolve in water, propylene glycol, glycerin, almost insoluble methanol and ethanol.

Function and Usage:

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant and therefore may offer some protection against certain cancers and other diseases. and it is a naturally occurring substance present in green and yellow fruits and vegetables. In the body, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A and is used as a vitamin supplement to prevent or treat vitamin A deficiency. Beta-carotene can help prevent or treat reactions to the sun in some specific groups of patients.