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Beta Carotene

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Beta Carotene

CAS #

7235-40-7

SYNONYM

Provitamin A; Carotene; .beta.,.beta.-Carotene

FORMULA

C40H56

Product Specifications

DESCRIPTION

A precursor of Vitamin A occurring naturally in plants

SOLUBILITY IN WATER

Practically insoluble

SOLUBILITY

Moderately soluble in ether, petrol ether, oils

SOLUBILITY

Soluble in carbon disulfide, benzene, chloroform, veg. oils

MELTING POINT

178-179 C

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

536.89

PRACTICALLY INSOLUBLE

in water

MODERATELY SOLUBLE

in ether, petrol. ether, oils

NOTES

Uses: Color additive for foods; antioxidant; nutrient; dietary supplement; vitamin A precursor; food and feed additive; pharmaceuticals colorant; UV screen. Available Grades: Beta Carotine 1% FF, Beta Carotine 1% SD-CWD, Beta Carotine 2.5%, Beta Carotine 6%, Beta Carotine 10% CWD, Beta Carotine 12%(Natural), Beta Carotine 15% SD on Gum Arabic, Beta Carotene 22% in Vegetable Oil and Beta Carotene 30% in Vegetable Oil.

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