Agent Name

alpha-Tocopherol acetate

CAS Number

58-95-7

Formula

C31-H52-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-((4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-, 6-acetate, (2R)-; 2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-((4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-, acetate, (2R)-; alpha-Tocopheryl acetate; Tocopheryl acetate, D-alpha-; Vitamin E acetate; (+)-alpha-Tocopherol acetate; (+)-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate; (2R,4'R,8'R)-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate; (R,R,R)-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate; 2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-6-cromanyl acetate, (+)-; 2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-, acetate, (2R-(2*(4R*,8R*)))-; 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-yl acetate, (2R-(2*(4R*,8R*)))-; 6-Cromanol, 2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-, acetate, (+)-; Alfacol; alpha-Tocopherol acetate, (2R,4'R,8'R)-; Combinal E; Contopheron; Copherol 1250; Covitol 1100; Covitol 1360; d-alpha-Tocopherol acetate; D-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate; d-alpha-Tocopheryl acetate; E-Ferol; E-Toplex; Ecofrol; Econ; Endo E Dompe; Ephynal acetate; Epsilan-M; Erevit; Evipherol; Fertilvit; Gevex; Juvela; Simmyungsaengmosu; Tocopherex; Tocopheryl acetate; Tocophrin; Tofaxin; Tokoferol acetate; Vitamin E acetate, d-; Vitamin Ealpha acetate; [ChemIDplus] Spondyvit; [Merck Index]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Light yellow liquid that crystallizes at -30 deg C; mp = 26.5-27.5 deg C; [Merck Index] Off-white odorless solid; mp = 28 deg C; [NTP] Light yellow semi-solid/liquid; mp = 25 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antioxidant in oils and vitamin E supplement; [Merck Index] The most common form of vitamin E used in sunscreen and skin care products; [ExPub: EC: SCCNFP] Used as a nutritional supplement; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "alpha-Tocopherol."

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