Lycopene (data page)
This page provides supplementary chemical data on lycopene.
Material Safety Data Sheet
The handling of this chemical may incur notable safety precautions. It is highly recommend that you seek the Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS) for this chemical from a reliable source and follow its directions.
Structure and properties
All-trans-lycopene with canonical numbering:
|Structure and properties|
|Index of refraction, nD||?|
|Dielectric constant, εr||? ε0 at ? °C|
To date, no X-ray crystal structure of lycopene has been reported.
|λmax||443, 471, 502 nm in hexane|
|Extinction coefficient, ε||1.72 × 105 L•mol−1•cm−1(at 502 nm)|
|Major absorption bands||? cm−1|
|Other NMR data|
- For hexane:CH2Cl2 98:2 v/v
Except where noted otherwise, data relate to standard ambient temperature and pressure.