Synonyms: "solatene", "provitamin A", "carotaben", "provatene"
Source: beta-carotene is a member of the carotenoids, which are highly pigmented (red, orange, yellow), fat-soluble compounds naturally present in many fruits, grains, oils, and vegetables (green plants, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, apricots, and green peppers).
IUPAC Name: 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-18-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexen-1-yl)octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]cyclohexene
CAS Number: 7235-40-7
PubChem ID: 5280489
Canonical SMILES: CC1=C(C(CCC1)(C)C)C=CC(=CC=CC(=CC=CC=C(C)C=CC=C(C)C=CC2=C(CCCC2(C)C)C)C)C
Molecular Formula: C40H56
Molecular Weight: 536.873
Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 40
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