• It is also known as pro protein
  • It is obtained from plants
  • It is based on three isomers
    • ALPHA ISOMERS 15%
    • BETA ISOMERS 8.5%
                 
    • GAMA ISOMERS 0.1 %

CHARACTERISTIC

  • It is present in the form of red colored crystals like ruby and rapidly dissociate in open air.

METING POINT

  • ALPHA ISOMERS 188 degree Celsius

  • BETA ISOMERS  184 degree Celsius

  • GEMA ISOMERS 178 degree Celsius

SOLUBILITY

  • It is highly soluble in chloroform, ether and benzene
  • Less soluble in alcohol and insoluble in water

SOURCE

  • It is obtained from palm oil, carrots, soya bean oil, corn oil and alfalfa

USES

  • It is used in pharmaceutical industry, food products and feeds  
  • Also used in margarine and butter

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