Tocopherol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Tocopherol Properties


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Tocopherols are a class of chemical compounds of which many have vitamin E activity. It is a series of organic compounds consisting of various methylated phenols. The compound α-tocopherol, a common form of tocopherol added to food products. Tocotrienols, which are related compounds, also have vitamin E activity. All of these various derivatives with vitamin activity may correctly be referred to as "vitamin E." Tocopherols and tocotrienols are fat-soluble antioxidants but also seem to have many other functions in the body.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Light yellow liquid
CAS Number 1406-18-4
Density 0.93 g/cm3
EINECS Number 215-798-8
Molar Mass 430.71 g/mol
Molecular Formula C29H50O2
Synonyms Vitamin E;3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-Trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-Benzopyran-6-ol;TCP