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Tocopherols

Chemical Formula:

α-tocopherol

Synonyms

Vitamin E

Description

Light yellow liquid.

Uses

Vitamin E is added to food products as a nutrient, but more often it is added for its anti-oxidant properties, protecting oils and fats from oxidation.

Tocopherols come in various forms only slightly different from the α-tocopherol shown in the structural formula above. β and γ forms differ in where the methyl groups are attached to the ring structure. An ingredients list may single out the α form, or may just say "mixed tocopherols".


alpha tocopherol: InChI=1/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


By Simon Quellen Field

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