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Vitamin A

Item № 20241
CAS № 68-26-8
Purity ≥98%
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                (CAS 68-26-8)
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     50 mg $25.00 0.00
     100 mg $40.00 0.00
     250 mg $88.00 0.00
     500 mg $113.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2018-10-21. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Description
Synonyms
  • all-trans Retinol
  • all-trans Vitamin A
  • NSC 122759
  • Vitamin A1 alcohol

Vitamin A, also known as all-trans retinol, is an intermediate in retinol metabolism in animals. It is metabolized to retinoic acid (Item No. 11017), a ligand for both the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and the retinoid X receptor (RXR). RAR and RXR heterodimerize and act as ligand-dependent transcriptional regulators, with roles in development, reproduction, immunity, organogenesis, and cancer.1,2,3

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Technical Information
Formal Name
(2E,4E,6E,8E)-3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-1-en-1-yl)nona-2,4,6,8-tetraen-1-ol
CAS Number
68-26-8
Synonyms
  • all-trans Retinol
  • all-trans Vitamin A
  • NSC 122759
  • Vitamin A1 alcohol
Molecular Formula
C20H30O
Formula Weight
286.5
Purity
≥98%
Formulation
A crystalline solid
SMILES
CC1=C(/C=C/C(C)=C/C=C/C(C)=C/CO)C(C)(C)CCC1
InChI Code
InChI=1S/C20H30O/c1-16(8-6-9-17(2)13-15-21)11-12-19-18(3)10-7-14-20(19,4)5/h6,8-9,11-13,21H,7,10,14-15H2,1-5H3/b9-6+,12-11+,16-8+,17-13+
InChI Key
FPIPGXGPPPQFEQ-OVSJKPMPSA-N

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Shipping & Storage
Storage
-20°C
Shipping
Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
Stability
≥ 2 years
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Duong, V., and Rochette-Egly, C. The molecular physiology of nuclear retinoic acid receptors. From health to disease. Biochim Biophys. Acta. 1812(8), 1023-1031 (2011).

2. Rochette-Egly, C., and Germain, P. Dynamic and combinatorial control of gene expression by nuclear retinoic acid receptors (RARs). Nucl. Recept. Signal 7, 1-18 (2009).

3. Dollé, P. Developmental expression of retinoic acid receptors (RARs). Nucl. Recept. Signal 7, 1-13 (2009).

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