Retinyl palmitateAn analog of vitamin A with antiproliferative effects

Retinyl palmitate (CAS 79-81-2)

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Synonym: Vitamin A palmitate; Retinyl hexadecanoate; Aquasol A
Application: An analog of vitamin A with antiproliferative effects
CAS Number: 79-81-2
Purity: ≥90%
Molecular Weight: 524.86
Molecular Formula: C36H60O2
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Retinyl palmitate is a vitamin A analog that inhibits cell proliferation and induces cell differentiation.


Pastorino U, Soresi E, Clerici, M et al. Acta Oncol. 27:773-782 (1988).

Appearance :
Viscous oil or paste
Physical State :
Low-Melting Solid
Solubility :
Soluble in chloroform, ether, and vegetable oils. Insoluble in water.
Storage :
Store at 4° C
Melting Point :
26° C (Predicted)
Boiling Point :
100° C (Predicted)
Density :
0.92 g/mL at 20° C
Refractive Index :
n20D 1.51 (Predicted)
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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Merck Index :
14: 10013
MDL Number :
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Hi, I'm looking to purchase some retinyl palmitate without any stabilizer in it. So no BHT, BHA or vitamin E. Is your retinyl palmitate stabilizer free? Thanks

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Date published: 2017-10-24
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