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Vitamin A

A retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and the retinoid X receptor (RXR) ligand
Catalog #: B2456
SKU-Size Size Price Qty
B2456-50 50 mg
B2456-250 250 mg
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Product Details

Alternate Name Vitamin A alcohol; All-trans-retinol; all-trans-3,7-Dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraen-1-ol; Axerophthol
Appearance Yellow to orange brown powder
CAS # 68-26-8
Molecular Formula C₂₀H₃₀O
Molecular Weight 286.45
Purity ≥95%
Solubility 1 mg/ml Ethanol
InChi 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+
PubChem CID 445354
MDL Number MFCD00001552
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.


Vitamin A is an intermediate in retinol metabolism in animals. It is metabolized to retinoic acid, a ligand for both the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and the retinoid X receptor (RXR). roles in development, reproduction, immunity, organogenesis, and cancer. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant that displays lipoperoxy radical scavenging activity and fluorescent properties.

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