Tetraterpene

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Tetraterpenes are terpenes consisting of eight isoprene units and have the molecular formula C40H64.[1] Tetraterpenoids (carotenoids) are tetraterpenes that have been modified by chemical transformations such as oxidation or cyclization.

Tetraterpenes include:

Biologically important tetraterpenoids include:


References[edit]

  1. ^ Tetraterpenes, TheFreeDictionary