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Compound Summary for: CID 86472

alpha-Tocopherol

Also known as: Tocopherol acetate, Vitamin E acetate, Alfacol, Ecofrol, Tofaxin, Ephynal acetate, Econ, alpha-Tocopherol acetate, Tokoferol acetate
Molecular Formula: C31H52O3   Molecular Weight: 472.74278   InChIKey: ZAKOWWREFLAJOT-CEFNRUSXSA-N
A natural tocopherol and one of the most potent antioxidant tocopherols. It exhibits antioxidant activity by virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus. It has four methyl groups on the 6-chromanol nucleus. The natural d form of alpha-tocopherol is more active than its synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherol racemic mixture.   From: MeSH
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