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A retinoid X receptors (RXRs) activator
Catalog #: B2455
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B2455-1G 1 g
B2455-5G 5 g
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Product Details

Alternate Name trans-Phytol; 3,7R,11R,15-tetramethyl-2E-hexadecen-1-ol
Appearance Colorless to pale yellow oil
CAS # 150-86-7
Molecular Formula C₂₀H₄₀O
Molecular Weight 296.53
Purity ≥85% (mixture of isomers)
Solubility ~5 mg/ml DMSO
InChi InChI=1S/C20H40O/c1-17(2)9-6-10-18(3)11-7-12-19(4)13-8-14-20(5)15-16-21/h15,17-19,21H,6-14,16H2,1-5H3/b20-15+/t18-,19-/m1/s1
PubChem CID 5280435
MDL Number MFCD00002919
Handling Do not take internally. Wear gloves and mask when handling the product! Avoid contact by all modes of exposure.
Storage Conditions -20ºC
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Phytol is a diterpene alcohol commonly used as an aromatic ingredient in many fragrance compounds. Phytol and its metabolites have been reported to activate retinoid X receptors (RXRs) and to promote the activity of (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor) PPAR/RXR heterodimers. Some of its lipophilic analogs show potent antitubercular activity.

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