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C9756

Sigma-Aldrich

Cholecalciferol

≥98% (HPLC)

Synonym(s):
(+)-Vitamin D3, 7-Dehydrocholesterol activated, Activated 7-dehydrocholesterol, Calciol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C27H44O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
384.64
Beilstein:
2339331
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
34058003
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

biological source

synthetic (organic)

Quality Level

assay

≥98% (HPLC)

form

powder

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

color

white to off-white

mp

83-86 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(C)CCC[C@@H](C)[C@@]1([H])CC[C@@]([C@]1(C)CCC/2)([H])C2=C\C=C(C[C@@H](O)CC3)/C3=C

InChI

1S/C27H44O/c1-19(2)8-6-9-21(4)25-15-16-26-22(10-7-17-27(25,26)5)12-13-23-18-24(28)14-11-20(23)3/h12-13,19,21,24-26,28H,3,6-11,14-18H2,1-2,4-5H3/b22-12+,23-13-/t21-,24+,25-,26+,27-/m1/s1

InChI key

QYSXJUFSXHHAJI-YRZJJWOYSA-N

Gene Information

human ... VDR(7421)

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General description

Cholecalciferol acts as a hormone precursor since it requires two stages of metabolism: first to 25-hydroxycholecalciferol; then to 1α, 25-dihydroxycholecalciferol. One unit (U.S.P. or international) is defined as the activity of 0.025 μg of vitamin D3 contained in the USP vitamin D reference standard.
Cholecalciferol is sourced either through the diet or exposing skin to ultraviolet rays. Oral administration of vitamin D3 is readily absorbed and is stored in adipose tissue.

Packaging

1, 5 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Deficiency of vitamin D is often observed in chronic kidney disease.
Vitamin D acts through a receptor that is a member of the ligand-dependent transcription factor superfamily. Modulates the proliferation and differentiation of both normal and cancer cells. Has antiproliferative and antimetastatic effects on breast, colon, and prostate cancer cells. Activated vitamin D receptors in intestine and bone maintain calcium absorbance and homeostasis.

Storage and Stability

Cholecalciferol C9756 is packaged under argon gas. If it is stored unopened at 2-8°C and protected from light, this product should be stable for a minimum of three years. Unused portions should be stored under nitrogen or argon gas. Deterioration is negligible after storage of one year in amber-evaculated ampules at refrigerator temperatures. It is oxidized and inactivated by moist air within a few days.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral - STOT RE 1 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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