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.


Health hazard

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Hazard Statements


Aquatic Chronic 4 - Repr. 1B


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

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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)
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)
Guangwen Tang et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 89(6), 1776-1783 (2009-04-17)
Genetically engineered "Golden Rice" contains up to 35 microg beta-carotene per gram of rice. It is important to determine the vitamin A equivalency of Golden Rice beta-carotene to project the potential effect of this biofortified grain in rice-consuming populations that...
Z Wojnarowska et al.
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 83(5 Pt 1), 051502-051502 (2011-07-07)
Vitamin-A acetate is one of the most versatile vitamins. It is applied in medicine because of its antioxidative properties, in tumor therapy because of its cytostatic activity, and in cosmetics because of its nutritional additives. Herein, using broadband dielectric spectroscopy...
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