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MedKoo CAT#: 598262

CAS#: 59-02-9

Description: alpha-Tocopherol is one of the most abundant isoforms of vitamin E. alpha-Tocopherol is a biologically active liposoluble vitamin and potent antioxidant.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 59-02-9

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 598262
Name: alpha-Tocopherol
CAS#: 59-02-9
Chemical Formula: C29H50O2
Exact Mass: 430.3811
Molecular Weight: 430.71
Elemental Analysis: C, 80.87; H, 11.70; O, 7.43

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Synonym: alpha-Tocopherol; D-alpha tocopherol; Mixed tocopherols; Vitamin E;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-((4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)chroman-6-ol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C29H50O2/c1-20(2)12-9-13-21(3)14-10-15-22(4)16-11-18-29(8)19-17-26-25(7)27(30)23(5)24(6)28(26)31-29/h20-22,30H,9-19H2,1-8H3/t21-,22-,29-/m1/s1


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 430.71 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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19: dos Santos PS, Costa JP, Tomé Ada R, Saldanha GB, de Souza GF, Feng D, de Freitas RM. Oxidative stress in rat striatum after pilocarpine-induced seizures is diminished by alpha-tocopherol. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Oct 1;668(1-2):65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2011.06.035. Epub 2011 Jul 4. PubMed PMID: 21745465.

20: Herbas MS, Shichiri M, Ishida N, Kume A, Hagihara Y, Yoshida Y, Suzuki H. Probucol-Induced α-Tocopherol Deficiency Protects Mice against Malaria Infection. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 21;10(8):e0136014. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136014. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26296197; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4546625.