Agent Name

dl-alpha-Tocopherol

CAS Number

10191-41-0

Formula

C29-H50-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(+-)-alpha-Tocopherol; alpha-Tocopherol, DL-; Ephanyl; 2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol, 3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-; 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-benzopyran-6-ol; 6-Chromanol, 2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-; DL-alpha-Tocopherol; 2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-(4',8',12'-trimethyltridecyl)-6-chromanol; [ChemIDplus] all-rac-alpha-Tocopherol; [Merck Index] DL-all-rac-alpha-Tocopherol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Pale yellow liquid; Darkened gradually by light; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

The natural form of vitamin E found in green vegetables, grains, and oils; Used in antioxidants and as a vitamin E supplement; [Merck Index] Used as an antioxidant and nutritional additive in animals feeds; [ExPub: EFSA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

"Equimolar mixture of all four racemates." [Merck Index] Acceptable daily intake (ADI) of 0.15-2 mg/kg; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "alpha-Tocopherol."

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