Tetraterpene

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Tetraterpenes are terpenes consisting of eight isoprene units and have the molecular formula C40H64.

Biologically important tetraterpenes include the acyclic lycopene, the monocyclic gamma-carotene, and the bicyclic alpha- and beta-carotenes.

See also their derivatives the tetraterpenoids.

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