rac-alpha-Tocopherol (alpha-Tocopherol), Vitamin E form (ab144167)

Overview

  • Product name

    rac-alpha-Tocopherol (alpha-Tocopherol), Vitamin E form
  • Description

    Vitamin E form. Antioxidant agent.
  • Biological description

    Vitamin E (ab142968, ab142967) form. Antioxidant agent. Increases tumor cell apoptosis. Shows anticancer, neuroprotective and hepatoprotective effects in vivo. Orally active.
  • Purity

    > 95%
  • CAS Number

    59-02-9
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    (2R)-2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-[(4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl]-3,4-dihydrochromen-6-ol
  • Molecular weight

    430.71
  • Molecular formula

    C29H50O2
  • PubChem identifier

    14985
  • Storage instructions

    Store at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Supplied in hexane (50 mg/ml)
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    CC1=C(C(=C2CC[C@@](OC2=C1C)(C)CCC[C@H](C)CCC[C@H](C)CCCC(C)C)C)O
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Farley SM  et al. Deuterium-labeled phylloquinone fed to a-tocopherol-injected rats demonstrates sensitivity of low phylloquinone-containing tissues to menaquinone-4 depletion. Mol Nutr Food Res 58:1610-9 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25044667) »
  • Seo KH  et al. Hepatoprotective and neuroprotective tocopherol analogues isolated from the peels of Citrus unshiu Marcovich. Nat Prod Res :1-3 (2014). Read more (PubMed: 25159703) »
  • Traber MG & Atkinson J Vitamin E, antioxidant and nothing more. Free Radic Biol Med 43:4-15 (2007). Read more (PubMed: 17561088) »

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