The Epoxide Nature of the Carotenoid, Neoxanthin

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IN his extensive investigation of the xanthophylls of leaves, Strain1 described a common, widely distributed carotenoid which he named neoxanthin. Neoxanthin has since been reported by other workers, and the evidence suggests that, together with lutein and violaxanthin, it is one of the three major xanthophylls of leaves1,2. Despite its common occurrence, however, all that is known of this pigment is due to Strain.

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GOLDSMITH, T., KRINSKY, N. The Epoxide Nature of the Carotenoid, Neoxanthin. Nature 188, 491–493 (1960). https://doi.org/10.1038/188491b0

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