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|Molar mass||536.87 g mol−1|
|Melting point||160 to 162 °C; 320 to 324 °F; 433 to 435 K ()|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
γ-Carotene is a carotenoid; one of the many isomers of carotene. Along with several other carotenoids, γ-Carotene is a vitamer of vitamin A in herbivores and omnivores. The carotenoids of vitamin A are converted to retinol by the enzyme 15-15'-dioxygenase. Carnivores lack this enzyme to convert carotenoids to retinol, and therefore, is useless to carnivores.
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