Catalogue number: R252000
Chemical name: all-trans-Retinol
Synonyms: (all-E)-3,7-Dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraen-1-ol; A-Mulsal; A-Sol; Alphalin; Alphasterol; Anatola; Avita; Avitol; Axerol; NSC 122759; Vitamin A; Vitamin A1; Vitamin A1 Alcohol; Vitavel A; Vitpex; Vogan; trans-Retinol; trans-Vitamin A Alcohol; β-Retinol;
CAS Number: 68-26-8
Possible CAS #: NA
Molecular form.: C₂₀H₃₀O
Appearance: Light Yellow to Yellow Solid
Melting Point: 43-47°C
Mol. Weight: 286.45
Storage: Amber Vial, -86°C Freezer, Under Inert Atmosphere
Solubility: Chloroform (Slightly), Methanol (Slightly)
Stability: Hygroscopic, light sensitive
Category: Pharmaceuticals, Intermediates & Fine Chemicals, Retinoids,
Boiling Point: No Data Available
Applications: Occurs preformed only in animals; metabolized from carotenoids, such β-carotene, in the intestinal mucosa. Dietary sources include liver, milk, butter, cheese, eggs and fish liver oils or as carotenois from fruits and vegetables. Stored primarily in the liver in esterified form; transported in the blood by retinol binding protein (RBP). Nutritional factor.
Dangerous Goods Info: NA
References: Davis, M., et al.: J. Biol. Chem., 15, 167 (1913), Crouch, R.K., et al.: Photochem. Photobiol., 64, 613 (1996),
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