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Hubei Guangji Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
AddNo.1 Jiangdi Road,Wuxue City,Hubei,China
E-mail[email protected]
Tel(0086)-713-6219458 / 6217349 / 6218349
product typeAPIs hits11320 data2009-6-8

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:
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 25C)
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.

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