Exploratory study of β-carotene autoxidation

Raphael C. Mordi*, John C. Walton, Graham W. Burton, Lise Hughes, Keith U. Ingold, David A. Lindsay

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The main products in the early stages of β-carotene autoxidation were epoxides, β-ionone, β-apo-13-carotenone, retinal, and related carbonyl compounds; in the final mixture short chain carbonyl compounds predominated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4203-4206
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 1991


  • Autoxidation
  • Carotenoids
  • Degradation.
  • β-Carotene


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