Retinol Palmitate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Retinol Palmitate Properties

Retinol Palmitate

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Retinol palmitate is the ester of retinol and palmitic acid. It is used as an antioxidant and a source of vitamin A added to low fat milk and other dairy products to replace the vitamin content lost through the removal of milk fat. Palmitate is attached to the alcohol form of vitamin A, retinol, in order to make vitamin A stable in milk. Retinyl palmitate is also a constituent of some topically applied skin care products. After its absorption into the skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinol, and ultimately to retinoic acid.

Chemical Properties

Brand Name Aquasol A;Palmitate A
CAS Number 79-81-2
Density 0.92 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-228-5
IUPAC Name [(2E,4E,6E,8E)-3,7-Dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-1-Cyclohexenyl)nona-2,4,6,8-Tetraenyl] Hexadecanoate
InChI 1S/C36H58O3/c1-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-25-34(37)39-35(38)29-31(3)23-20-22-30(2)26-27-33-32(4)24-21-28-36(33,5)6/h20,22-23,26-27,29H,7-19,21,24-25,28H2,1-6H3/b23-20+,27-26+,30-22+,31-29+
Molar Mass 524.86 g/mol
Molecular Formula C36H60O2
RTECS Number VH6860000
Synonyms Arovit;Retinol Palmitate;Retinyl Palmitate;Vitamine A Palmitate uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X