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Alfa Aesar™ beta-Carotene, 99%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material beta-Carotene
CAS 7235-40-7
Formula Weight 536.87g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00001556
Beilstein 1917416
Synonym Provitamin A
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AAH6010603

 
alfa aesar™
H60106-03
1g CALL N/A N/A
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AAH6010606

 
alfa aesar™
H60106-06
5g CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Density 1.000g/mL
Melting Point 178 to 179°C
Quantity 1g
Sensitivity Air & Light Sensitive
Chemical Name or Material beta-Carotene
CAS 7235-40-7
Physical Form Solid
Assay 99%
Formula Weight 536.87g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00001556
Beilstein 1917416
Synonym Provitamin A
Storage Note 1 -30° to -10°C
RTECS Number FI0329500
TSCA TSCA

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.

Solubility
Soluble in hexane, dimethyl sulfoxide, benzene, chloroform, cyclohexane. Insoluble in water.

Notes
Air & Light Sensitive. Store in a cool place.

Safety and Handling

-30° to -10°C