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Retinol

≥95.0% (HPLC), ~2700 U/mg

Synonym: Axerophthol, Vitamin A alcohol, Vitamin A, Vitamin A1, all-trans-3,7-Dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraen-1-ol

  • CAS Number 68-26-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C20H30O

  • Molecular Weight 286.45

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 403040

  •  EC Number 200-683-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00001552

  •  eCl@ss 34058018

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Properties

Related Categories Carotenoid, Cell Biology, Nutrition Research, Phytochemicals by Chemical Classification, Vitamin A,
InChI Key   FPIPGXGPPPQFEQ-OVSJKPMPSA-N
assay   ≥95.0% (HPLC)
mp   61-63 °C(lit.)
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Unit Definition

1 U corresponds to 1 international U acc. to Ph Eur II, 217 (1983)

Biochem/physiol Actions

Retinal, retinol and retinoic acid are the aldehyde, alcohol and acid forms of vitamin A. The retinoids exist as many geometric isomers due to the unsaturated bonds in the aliphatic chain.
Retinol is biological active in a wide range of processes.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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RTECS 
VH6750000
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