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Prolycopene, a Naturally Occurring Stereoisomer of Lycopene

Zechmeister, L. and LeRosen, A. L. and Went, F. W. and Pauling, Linus (1941) Prolycopene, a Naturally Occurring Stereoisomer of Lycopene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 27 (10). pp. 468-474. ISSN 0027-8424.

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In this paper we record the observation that there occurs in the variety of tomato called "tangerine tomato" a carotenoid, prolycopene, which is an isomer of lycopene; the isomeric relationship is similar to that between lycopene and neolycopene,I and in our opinion prolycopene is to be classed as a naturally occurring neolycopene, being the first observed natural neo form of a C40-carotenoid.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1941 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated September 3, 1941. Gates and Crellin Laboratories of Chemistry, Contribution No. 851.
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