Carotin, Carotene (1853); Beta-Carotene (1932, 1935)

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   OED and Merriam-Webster have 1861 MRS. BEETON for "carotin."

Author: Regnault, V. (Victor), 1810-1878.
Title: Elements of chemistry: for the use of colleges, academies, and schools. Illus. by nearly seven hundred wood-cuts. Tr. from the French, by T. Forrest Betton ... and ed. with notes, by James C. Booth ... and William L. Faber. To which is appended a comparative table of French and English weights and measures.
Publication date: 1853.
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   Merriam-Webster has 1938 for "beta-carotene."

(JSTOR database)
Science News
Science, New Series, Vol. 75, No. 1956. (Jun. 24, 1932), pp. 8a-10a.
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Pg. 10:  The eagerly awaited results of the biological work undertaken by Drs. F. P. Bowden and C. P. Snow, of the University of Cambridge, can not give the final proof that the carrot pigment, beta-carotene, has been changed into the growth-promoting vitamin A...

Improved Methods for the Purification of the Common Carotenoids, and the Quantitative Measurement of Their Absorption Spectra
Elmer S. Miller
Botanical Gazette, Vol. 96, No. 3. (Mar., 1935), pp. 447-467.
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Pg. 448:  Methods for the isolation of alpha and beta carotene and leaf xanthophyll are presented in this paper.
(Nature 132:26  1933--ed.)

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