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Properties of substance:

β-carotene




skc-file

Physical appearance:

crystals

Empirical formula (Hill's system):

C40H56

Molar/atomic mass: 536.87

Melting point (°C):

183

Solubility (g/100 g of solvent):

acetone: 0.0253 (20°C)
acetonitrile: 0.00127 (20°C)
benzene: 0.455 (20°C)
water: insoluble
hexane: 0.091 (20°C)
dimethylsulphoxide: 0.0027 (20°C)
dimethylformamide: 0.021 (20°C)
methylene chloride: 0.451 (20°C)
diethyl ether: 0.141 (20°C)
i-propanol: 0.0051 (20°C)
methanol: 0.00127 (20°C)
methyl tret-butyl ether: 0.135 (20°C)
tetrahydrofuran: 1.124 (20°C)
toluene: 0.46 (20°C)
chloroform: 0.134 (20°C)
cyclohexane: 0.256 (20°C)
cyclohexanone: 0.211 (20°C)
ethanol: 0.0038 (20°C)
ethyl acetate: 0.0555 (20°C)

Density:

1 (20°C, d4)

      References:

      1. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. - 95ed. - CRC Press, 2014. - pp. 3-94
      2. Craft N.E., Soares J.H.Jr. Relative Solubility, Stability, and Absorptivity of Lutein and β-Carotene in Organic Solvents / Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. - 1992. - Vol. 40, No. 3. - pp. 432
      3. Jouyban A. Handbook of solubility data for pharmaceutacals. – CRC Press, 2010. - pp. 70
      4. Досон Р., Эллиот Д., Эллиот У., Джонс К. Справочник биохимика. - М.: Мир, 1991. - pp. 196
      5. Химическая энциклопедия. - Т.2. - М.: Советская энциклопедия, 1990. - pp. 332-333
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