beta-Tocopherol

Title: b-Tocopherol
CAS Registry Number: 16698-35-4; 148-03-8 (dl-form)
CAS Name: (2R)-3,4-Dihydro-2,5,8-trimethyl-2-[(4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl]-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol
Additional Names: (+)-2,5,8-trimethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-6-chromanol; 5,8-dimethyltocol; cumotocopherol; neotocopherol; p-xylotocopherol
Molecular Formula: C28H48O2
Molecular Weight: 416.68
Percent Composition: C 80.71%, H 11.61%, O 7.68%
Literature References: One of the naturally occurring forms of vitamin E, q.v. Is biologically less active than a-tocopherol. May be separated by fractional crystn: Emerson et al., Science 83, 421 (1936); J. Biol. Chem. 113, 319 (1936); Baxter et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 65, 918 (1943).
Properties: Pale yellow, viscous oil. bp0.1 200-210°. [a]546.125 +2.9° (c = 7.15 in ethanol). uv max: 297 nm (E1cm1% 87.6). Insol in water. Freely sol in oils, fats, acetone, alcohol, chloroform, ether, other fat solvents. Very stable to heat and alkalies. Slowly oxidized by atmospheric oxygen, rapidly by ferric and silver salts. Gradually darkens on exposure to light.
Boiling point: bp0.1 200-210°
Optical Rotation: [a]546.125 +2.9°
Absorption maximum: uv max: 297 nm (E1cm1% 87.6)
beta-Tocotrienol Betaxolol Betazole Betel Bethanechol Chloride

beta-Tocopherol
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Identifiers
CAS number 490-23-3
PubChem 86052
UNII 9U6A490501 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C28H48O2
Molar mass 416.68 g/mol
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

beta-Tocopherol (β-tocopherol) is a type of tocopherol with formula C28H48O2.