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Empirical formula: C40H56
a: 7.656 Å
b: 9.445 Å
c: 23.536 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 93.41 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 1698.90 Å3
Space group: P21/n
Calculated density: 1.050 g/cm3
Color: dark red
Z: 2
Formula weight: 536.885 g/mole
R(F): 0.0754
Common name: Beta-carotene
CSD refcode: CARTEN01
Short description: Beta-carotene is found in many plants and has a high nutritional value.
Keyword: pigment
Keyword: nutrient
CAS registry number: 7235-40-7
Layman's explanation: Since the time of the ancient Greeks, carrots have been prized for their medicinal properties and beta-Carotene has been attributed as the source of these properties. Beta-carotene causes many plants to have pigment, and provides the color in carrots, cantaloupes and squash. Beta-carotenes have been seen to be of immense help in the maintenance of the human body: it is essential to proper vision, and to the functioning of the respiratory and digestive systems. Beta-carotene is a precursor in the biosynthesis of Vitamin A in the human body.
Citation of a publication: M.O. Senge, H. Hope, K.M. Smith; Z. Naturforsch, Teil C., 47, (1992), 474
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50678.cif 50678.crt 50678.GIF 50678.ort 50678.pdb
50678.sdt 50678.xtel

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