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Substance Name: Beta carotene [USAN:USP]
RN: 7235-40-7
UNII: 01YAE03M7J
InChIKey: OENHQHLEOONYIE-JLTXGRSLSA-N

Note

  • A carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. Beta carotene is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC).

Molecular Formula

  • C40-H56

Molecular Weight

  • 536.882
 

Classification Codes

  • Growth Substances
  • Micronutrients
  • Mutation Data
  • Provitamins
  • Ultraviolet Screen
  • Vitamins

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Beta carotene [USAN:USP]
  • beta-Carotene
  • Betacarotene [INN]
  • CI 40800
  • CI 75130
  • Food Orange 5

MeSH Heading

  • beta Carotene

Synonyms

  • (all-E)-1,1'-(3,7,12,16-Tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexene)
  • 1,1'-(3,7,12,16-Tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexene), (all E)-
  • all-trans-beta-Carotene
  • beta Carotene
  • beta-Carotene
  • beta-Carotene, all-trans-
  • Betacarotene
  • Betacaroteno
  • Betacaroteno [INN-Spanish]
  • Betacaroteno [Spanish]
  • Betacarotenum
  • Betacarotenum [INN-Latin]
  • Betacarotenum [Latin]
  • BetaVit
  • C.I. 75130
  • C.I. Food Orange 5
  • Carotaben
  • CCRIS 3245
  • Cyclohexene, 1,1'-(3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis(2,6,6-trimethyl-, (all-E)-
  • Diet,beta-carotene supplementation
  • E160A
  • EC 230-636-6
  • EINECS 230-636-6
  • HSDB 3264
  • Karotin
  • Karotin [Czech]
  • KPMK
  • Lucaratin
  • Natural Yellow 26
  • NSC 62794
  • Provatene
  • Provitamin A
  • Serlabo
  • Solatene
  • Solatene (caps)
  • trans-beta-Carotene
  • UNII-01YAE03M7J
  • Zlut prirodni 26
  • Zlut prirodni 26 [Czech]

Systematic Names

  • beta,beta-Carotene
  • beta-Carotene, all-trans-

Superlist Name

  • beta-Carotene

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 7235-40-7

FDA UNII

  • 01YAE03M7J

Other Registry Numbers

  • 116-32-5
  • 31797-85-0

System Generated Number

  • 0007235407

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/C40H56/c1-31(19-13-21-33(3)25-27-37-35(5)23-15-29-39(37,7)8)17-11-12-18-32(2)20-14-22-34(4)26-28-38-36(6)24-16-30-40(38,9)10/h11-14,17-22,25-28H,15-16,23-24,29-30H2,1-10H3/b12-11+,19-13+,20-14+,27-25+,28-26+,31-17+,32-18+,33-21+,34-22+

InChIKey

OENHQHLEOONYIE-JLTXGRSLSA-N

Smiles

C=1(C(CCCC1C)(C)C)\C=C\C(=C\C=C\C(=C\C=C\C=C(\C=C\C=C(\C=C\C=1C(CCCC1C)(C)C)C)C)C)C

Physical Properties

Physical Property Value Units Temp (deg C) Source
Melting Point 183 deg C   EXP
log P (octanol-water) 17.62 (none)   EST
Water Solubility 600 mg/L   EXP
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant 7.36E-10 cm3/molecule-sec 25 EST

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