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Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A Acetate)

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Vitamin A acetate, Retinyl acetate, Retinol acetate
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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard


current certificate can be downloaded


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


57-58 °C

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to PhEur R0300000
traceable to USP 1716002

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
Retinyl Acetate belongs to the class of compounds called retinoids, which are chemically related to vitamin A. Retinoids are employed in the management of acne and psoriasis by their administration in oral and topical means.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB3672 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.


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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 4 - Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Inhibitory Effects of Retinoic Acid or Retinyl Acetate on the Growth of Untransformed, Transformed, and Tumor Cells In Vitro
Lotan R and Nicolson GL
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 59(6), 1717-1722 (1977)
Vademecum for Vitamin Formulations (2001)
Inhibition of rat mammary carcinogenesis by short dietary exposure to retinyl acetate
McCormick DL, et al.
Cancer research, 40(4), 1140-1143 (1980)
Avash J Singh et al.
Pediatric research, 67(6), 619-623 (2010-03-11)
Chronic lung disease (CLD) is a major cause of long-term morbidity in extremely LBW infants with respiratory distress syndrome. Parenteral vitamin A administration decreases the risk of CLD. We tested the hypothesis that intratracheal vitamin A administration with surfactant is...
Ling Zhang et al.
Nature, 464(7291), 1058-1061 (2010-03-30)
Cancer chemoprevention uses natural, synthetic, or biological substances to reverse, suppress, or prevent either the initial phase of carcinogenesis or the progression of neoplastic cells to cancer. It holds promise for overcoming problems associated with the treatment of late-stage cancers....


HPLC Analysis of Vitamins, Fat Soluble (A and E), on SUPELCOSIL™ LC-18

Separation of δ-Tocopherol, analytical standard; Retinyl acetate; (+)-γ-Tocopherol; α-Tocopherol, ≥95.5%; Retinol; Vitamin A (acetate), meets USP testing specifications.

HPLC Analysis of Fat-Soluble Vitamins on Ascentis® Express C18, Methanol Mobile Phase

Separation of Retinyl acetate, analytical standard; δ-Tocopherol, analytical standard; Ergocalciferol (D2), analytical standard; Cholecalciferol (D3), analytical standard; (±)-α-Tocopherol, analytical standard; Vitamin E acetate, analytical standard; Phylloquinone (K1), analytical standard; Retinol palmitate, analytical standard.

HPLC Analysis of Fat Soluble Vitamins on Ascentis® Express RP-Amide, Acetonitrile Mobile Phase

Separation of Retinyl acetate, analytical standard; Vitamin E acetate, analytical standard; Phylloquinone (K1), analytical standard; Ergocalciferol (D2), analytical standard; Cholecalciferol (D3), analytical standard; (±)-α-Tocopherol, analytical standard; δ-Tocopherol, analytical standard; Retinol palmitate, analytical standard

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