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17772 Sigma-Aldrich

Retinol

≥95.0% (HPLC), ~2700 U/mg

Synonym: Axerophthol, Vitamin A alcohol, Vitamin A, Vitamin A1, all-trans-3,7-Dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraen-1-ol

  • CAS Number 68-26-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C20H30O

  • Molecular Weight 286.45

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 403040

  •  EC Number 200-683-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00001552

  •  eCl@ss 34058018

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329751561

  •  NACRES NA.79

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Properties

Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Carotenoid, Cell Biology, Nutrition Research, Phytochemicals by Chemical Classification,
biological source   synthetic
InChI Key   FPIPGXGPPPQFEQ-OVSJKPMPSA-N
assay   ≥95.0% (HPLC)
form   powder or crystals
color   yellow to dark yellow
mp   61-63 °C (lit.)
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

Retinal, retinol and retinoic acid are the aldehyde, alcohol and acid forms of vitamin A. The retinoids exist as many geometric isomers due to the unsaturated bonds in the aliphatic chain. Retinol is biologically active in a wide range of processes.

Unit Definition

1 U corresponds to 1 international U acc. to Ph Eur II, 217 (1983)

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
VH6750000
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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