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Substance Name: Carotenoids
RN: 36-88-4


  • The general name for a group of fat-soluble pigments found in green, yellow, and leafy vegetables, and yellow fruits. They are aliphatic hydrocarbons consisting of a polyisoprene backbone.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Antioxidants
  • Protective Agents
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Carotenoids

MeSH Heading

  • Carotenoids


  • Carotene
  • Carotenoids,dietary intake
  • Phytoxanthins

Systematic Name

  • Carotenes and Carotenoids

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 36-88-4

System Generated Number

  • 0000036884