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¡æ
Alpha: 105¡ã (c=0.8, EtOH 25¡ãC)
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.