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Molecular Weight Formula
536.8824 C40H56

Beta Carotene

Fabricate a 3D chemical structure model of the vitamin A precursorBeta Carotene from Genuine Molymod Atoms & Bonds by Indigo.com

Beta Carotene Foods

Beta carotene is a precursor of vitamin A, itself a precursor rhodpsin which is vital to eye function. Beta carotene can be found in mainly orange colored fruits and vegetables as listed below. Chlorophyll masks this in kale and spinach.

  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Collards
  • Winter Squash
  • Cantaloupe
  • Apricots
  • Palm Oil
  • Mangoes
  • Papaya
  • Kale
  • Spinach

A static image of this molecule doesn't show it's entire structure clearly; see a video in our blog pumpkin beta carotene.

To buy a model of this molecule or others, click here: Beta Carotene

Model Sets That Can Build This Molecule

Hybrid Dome Open Sphere Closed Dome Closed Sphere
62053
62053SP
62050
62009
62009EX
62010
62003
62004
62053
62053SP
62007
62050
62003
62053
62053SP


P/NDescriptionQTY
60150EAtom, Molymod, white (hydrogen), hemisphere, 19mm56
60400EAtom, Molymod, black (carbon), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm40
61012EBond, Molymod, grey (single), 20mm30
61013EBond, Molymod, grey (double/triple), 35mm22
61015EBond, Molymod, opaque, 2mm (for spacefilling models)56

1,3,3-trimethyl-2-[3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-18-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]cyclohexene , 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-18-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)octadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaenyl]cyclohexene , 7235-40-7 , 116-32-5 , 31797-85-0 , HSDB 3264 , KPMK , Karotin [Czech] , NSC 62794 , Natural Yellow 26 , Provatene , Provitamin A , Serlabo , Solatene (caps) , Zlut prirodni 26 [Czech] , all-trans-beta-Carotene , beta carotene [USAN] , beta,beta-Carotene , beta-Carotene, all-trans- , trans-B-Carotene , BSPBio_003404 , NINDS_000330 , Spectrum4_001803 , NCI60_008976 , C9750_SIGMA , C4582_SIGMA , C02094 , beta-Carotene , SPBio_001192 , KBioGR_002409 , KBioSS_000721 , LS-1621 , Spectrum3_001732 , DivK1c_000330 , CPD1F-129 , AIDS-003942 , KBio1_000330 , all trans beta-Carotene , .beta.,.beta.-Carotene, neo B , Spectrum5_000505 , Spectrum_000241 , NCGC00096081-01 , LMPR01070001 , .beta. Carotene , MLS001066383 , SMR000112037 , beta;-Carotene , KBio3_002624 , 1,1'-[(1E,3E,5E,7E,9E,11E,13E,15E,17E)-3,7,12,16-tetramethyloctadeca-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-nonaene-1,18-diyl]bis(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexene) , CHEBI:17579 , beta-Karotin , KBio2_000721 , KBio2_003289 , BCR , KBio2_005857 , (all-E)-1,1'-(3,7,12,16-Tetramethyl-1,3,5, 7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis[2,6, 6-trimethylcyclohexene] , .Beta., .beta.-Carotene , SDCCGMLS-0066579.P001 , AIDS003942 , Spectrum2_001256 , IDI1_000330 , (all-E)-1,1'-(3,7,12,16-Tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexene) , 1,1'-(3,7,12,16-Tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexene), (all E)- , Betacaroteno [INN-Spanish] , Betacaroteno [Spanish] , Betacarotenum [INN-Latin] , Betacarotenum [Latin] , C.I. 75130 , C.I. Food Orange 5 , CCRIS 3245 , CI 40800 , CI 75130 , Cyclohexene, 1,1'-(3,7,12,16-tetramethyl-1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17-octadecanonaene-1,18-diyl)bis(2,6,6-trimethyl-, (all-E)- , Diet,beta-carotene supplementation , E160A , EINECS 230-636-6 , Food orange 5