Phytofluene

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Phytofluene[1]
IUPAC name (6E,10E,12E,14E,16Z,18E,22E,26E)-2,6,10,14,19,23,27,31-octamethyldotriaconta-2,6,10,12,14,16,18,22,26,30-decaene
Other names 15-cis-phytofluene
15-cis-7,8,11,12,7',8'-hexahydro-Ψ,Ψ-carotene
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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Properties
C40H62
Molar mass 542.92028
Appearance orange viscous oil
Boiling point
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Phytofluene is a carotenoid pigment with an orange color found naturally in tomatoes and other vegetables. It is the second product of carotenoid biosynthesis.[2]

References

  1. Merck Index, 11th Edition, 7361.
  2. Tomato Metabolite Database, Cornell University



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