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Action of N-Bromosuccinimide on β-Carotene

Zechmeister, L. and Wallcave, L. (1953) Action of N-Bromosuccinimide on β-Carotene. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 75 (18). pp. 4493-4495. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja01114a029.

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β-Carotene when refluxed with N-bromosuccinimide yields a complicated pigment mixture from which three compounds have been isolated in pure state, viz., dehydro-β-carotene, C_(40)H_(54), bisdehydro-β-carotene, C_(40)H_(52), and a pigment very probably identical with anhydro-eschscholtzxanthin, C_(40)H_(50). Some spectral and stereochemical observations are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1953 American Chemical Society. Received May 12, 1953. We wish to thank Professor A. J. Haagen-Smit, Mr. G. Swinehart and Dr. A. Elek for analyses.
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Official Citation:Action of N-Bromosuccinimide on β-Carotene L. Zechmeister and L. Wallcave Journal of the American Chemical Society 1953 75 (18), 4493-4495 DOI: 10.1021/ja01114a029
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