Vitamin E Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Vitamin E Properties

Vitamin E



Vitamin E is a group of 8 fat-soluble vitamins which help prevent oxidative stress to the body, and other vitamins within the body. Vitamin E has many biological functions, the antioxidant function enzymatic activities, gene expression, and neurological function. Vitamin E has also found use as a commercial antioxidant in ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) used in hip and knee replacements, to help resist oxidation. Vitamin E also plays a role in neurological functions, and inhibition of platelet aggregation. Vitamin E also protects lipids and prevents the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Vitamin E can act as an anticoagulant, increasing the risk of bleeding problems.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 200-220 ºC
CAS Number 59-02-9
Density 0.95 g/cm3
EINECS Number 218-197-9
IUPAC Name (2R)-2,5,7,8-Tetramethyl-2-[(4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl]-6-chromanol
InChI 1S/C29H50O2/c1-20(2)12-9-13-21(3)14-10-15-22(4)16-11-18-29(8)19-17-26-25(7)27(30)23(5)24(6)28(26)31-29/h20-22,30H,9-19H2,1-8H3/t21-,22-,29-/m1/s1
Melting Point 2.5-3.5 ºC
Molar Mass 430.71 g/mol
Molecular Formula C29H50O2
Synonyms (+)-α-Tocopherol;D alpha Tocopherol;D-Alpha-Tocopherol;D-α-Tocopherol;Alpha-tocophenol;Da-tocopherol;DL-alpha-Tocopherol;5,7,8-Trimethyltocol;α-Tocopherol acid