W502200

Sigma-Aldrich

Phytol

≥97%, FG

Synonym(s):
3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol
Linear Formula:
CH3[CH(CH3)(CH2)3]3C(CH3)=CHCH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
296.53
FEMA Number:
4196
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1726098
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic

grade

FG

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012

assay

≥97%

refractive index

n20/D 1.463 (lit.)

bp

202-204 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)

density

0.85 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

Featured Industry

Flavors and Fragrances

Organoleptic

balsam; floral

food allergen

no known allergens

SMILES string

CC(C)CCCC(C)CCCC(C)CCC\C(C)=C\CO

InChI

1S/C20H40O/c1-17(2)9-6-10-18(3)11-7-12-19(4)13-8-14-20(5)15-16-21/h15,17-19,21H,6-14,16H2,1-5H3/b20-15+

InChI key

BOTWFXYSPFMFNR-HMMYKYKNSA-N

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General description

Phytol is a diterpene alcohol commonly used as an aromatic ingredient in many fragrance compounds. In nature, it is found as a part of chlorophyll, vitamin K, vitamin E, and other tocopherols. Some of its lipophilic analogs show potent antitubercular activity.

Packaging

100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle
4 kg in poly drum

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

368.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

187 °C

Antitubercular potential of some semisynthetic analogues of phytol.
Saikia D, et al.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 20(2), 508-512 (2010)
Fragrance material review on phytol.
McGinty D, et al.
Food And Chemical Toxicology, 48, S59-S63 (2010)
Identification of fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase in the breakdown of phytol to phytanic acid
van den Brink DM, et al.
Molecular genetics and metabolism reports, 82(1), 33-37 (2004)
Josué de Moraes et al.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 8(1), e2617-e2617 (2014-01-07)
Schistosomiasis is a major endemic disease that affects hundreds of millions worldwide. Since the treatment and control of this parasitic disease rely on a single drug, praziquantel, it is imperative that new effective drugs are developed. Here, we report that...
Chiara Baccelli et al.
Journal of natural products, 70(6), 910-917 (2007-06-06)
The diterpenes previously isolated from the leaves of Croton zambesicus were tested to evaluate their vasorelaxant activity on the Wistar rat aorta. Their vasorelaxant effect was compared to a series of synthetic trachylobanes and related polycyclic compounds on KCl- or...

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