A Quote by Andrew Parker on carotene molecule

Detail of the colour factory

carotene - an orange or red hydrocarbon of which there are several isomers, which occur in carrots .. as in SEE in the DARK ... and many other plants and is a precursor of vitamin A.

Figure 2.2  The carotene molecule. Large dots represent carbon atoms; small dots hydrogen atoms. Note the alternate arrangement of single and double bonds across the centre.

Andrew Parker

Source: Seven Deadly Colours, Pages: 32,33

Contributed by: Michael