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Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) 50-14-6


Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) is a form of vitamin D. Ergocalciferol is a secosteroid formed by a photochemical bond breaking of a steroid, specifically, by the action of ultraviolet light on ergosterol. Viosterol, the name given to early preparations of irradiated ergosterol, is essentially synonymous with ergocalciferol.

Ergocalciferol may be used as a vitamin D supplement, and a 2011 clinical guideline considered it to be as effective as cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) which is produced naturally by the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light.

Product Name: Vitamin D2
Synonyms: VITAMIN D;VITAMIN D2;VITAMIN D2 WATER;VIOSTEROL;(3beta,5Z,7E,22E)-9,10-Secoerga-5,7,10(19),22-tetraen-3-ol;(3beta,5Z,7E,22E)-9,10-Secoergosta-5,7,10(19)-,22-tetraen-3-ol;(3-beta,5z,7e,22e)-9,10-secoergosta-5,7,10,(19),22-tetraen-3-ol;(5E,7E,22E)-9,10-Secoergosta-5,7,10,22-tetraen-3-ol
CAS: 50-14-6
MF: C28H44O
MW: 396.65
EINECS: 200-014-9