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Vitamin E (Tocopherol) 1406-66-2


Vitamin E refers to a group of compounds that include both tocopherols and tocotrienols.Of the many different forms of vitamin E, γ-tocopherol is the most common form found in the North American diet.γ-Tocopherol can be found in corn oil, soybean oil, margarine, and dressings.α-tocopherol, the most biologically active form of vitamin E, is the second-most common form of vitamin E in the diet. This variant can be found most abundantly in wheat germ oil, sunflower, and safflower oils.As a fat-soluble antioxidant, it stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation.

Name: Tocopherol
Synonyms: Vitamin E; 3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol
CAS: 1406-66-2
Molecular Formula: C29H50O2
Molecular Weight: 430.71