Retinyl palmitate

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Vitamin A palmitate, all−trans−Retinol palmitate
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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Review: Vitamin A metabolism.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

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NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

381.2 °F

Flash Point(C)

194.00 °C

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Certificate of Origin

Shaikh Meshbahuddin Ahmad et al.
Contemporary clinical trials, 39(2), 269-279 (2014-10-02)
In recent years, neonatal vitamin A supplementation is considered as an essential infant-survival intervention but the evidence is not conclusive. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of vitamin A on immune competence in early infancy....
Hans L Mooij et al.
Journal of lipid research, 56(3), 665-673 (2015-01-09)
Elevated nonfasting TG-rich lipoprotein levels are a risk factor for CVD. To further evaluate the relevance of LDL-receptor (LDLr) pathway and heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) in TG homeostasis, we analyzed fasting and postprandial TG levels in mice bearing combined heterozygous...
Xiaofeng Liao et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0118176-e0118176 (2015-03-17)
Roles of all-trans-retinoic acid (tRA), a metabolite of vitamin A (VA), in both tolerogenic and immunogenic responses are documented. However, how tRA affects the development of systemic autoimmunity is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that tRA have paradoxical effects on...
Zheng-wang Sun et al.
Journal of natural medicines, 69(1), 22-34 (2014-09-18)
Galla chinensis (GAC) is a natural traditional Chinese medicine that has been widely used in folk medicine. Although GAC compounds (mainly gallic acid and methyl gallate) possess strong antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer, and antioxidant activities, there is no report regarding topical...

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