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Phytol

97%, mixture of isomers

Synonym: 3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol

  • CAS Number 7541-49-3

  • Linear Formula CH3[CH(CH3)(CH2)3]3C(CH3)=CHCH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 296.53

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1726098

  •  EC Number Z-7541493

  •  MDL number MFCD00002919

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24848440

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Properties

Related Categories Acyclic, Alkenes, Building Blocks, Cell Biology, Chemical Synthesis,
InChI Key   BOTWFXYSPFMFNR-HMMYKYKNSA-N
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.)

Description

Packaging

10, 50 g in glass bottle

Application

Phytol was used to investigate the electroantennogram response of males and females of the potato tuber moth, Phthorimaea operculella to various plant volatiles. It was used in the synthesis of pristanic acid (2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecanoic acid).

Biochem/physiol Actions

Phytol exhibits potential anti-Schistosomal properties. It induces sedative and anxiolytic-like effects in mice.

General description

Phytol is a diterpene alcohol and is widely used as a food additive and in medicinal field. It undergoes Mitsunobu reaction with 5-fluorouridine to yield the nucleoterpenes.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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