Agent Name

alpha-Tocopherol

CAS Number

59-02-9

Formula

C29-H50-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-; D-alpha Tocopherol; (+)-alpha-Tocopherol; (2R,4'R,8'R)-alpha-Tocopherol; (R,R,R)-alpha-Tocopherol; (all-R)-alpha-Tocopherol; 2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-(4',8',12'-trimethyltridecyl)-6-chromanol; 2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-, (2R-(2R*(4R*,8R*)))-; 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol; 5,7,8-Trimethyltocol; Almefrol; Antisterility vitamin; Aquasol E; Covi-Ox; Covitol F 1000; D-alpha-Tocopherol; Denamone; E 307; E 307 (tocopherol); E Prolin; E-Oil 1000; E-Vimin; Emipherol; Endo E; Eprolin; Eprolin S; Epsilan; Esorb; Etamican; Etavit; Evion; Evitaminum; Ilitia; Lan-E; Med-E; Phytogermine; Profecundin; Rhenogran Ronotec 50; Spavit E; Syntopherol; Tenox GT 1; Tocopherol alpha; Tokopharm; Vascuals; Verrol; Vi-E; Viprimol; Vita E; Vitamin E alpha; Vitaplex E; Vitayonon; Viteolin; Viterra E; alpha Tocopherol; alpha-Tocopherol acid; alpha-Tocopherol, D-; alpha-Tokoferol; d-alpha-Tocopherol; 2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-((4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-, (2R)-; Vitamin E; (2R,4'R,8'R)-2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-(4',8',12'-trimethyltridecyl)-6-chromanol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Transparent solid; mp = 2.5-3.5 deg C; [Merck Index] Pale yellow viscous liquid; [HSDB] Light yellow viscous liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

The bioactive natural form of vitamin E found in green vegetables, grains, and oils (especially palm, safflower, and sunflower); Used as an antioxidant in oils and as a vitamin E supplement; [Merck Index] Used as a medication and animal feed additive; [HSDB]

Comments

Acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 0.15-2 mg/kg; [JECFA] Excessive, chronic ingestion can cause nausea, headaches, and weakness. [Olson, p. 397] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.4E-8 mm Hg

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