Vitamin A Palmitate

Safety (MSDS) data for Vitamin A

Safety (MSDS) data for Vitamin A


    Synonyms: 3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2,4,6,8-nonatetraen-1-ol, acon, afaxin, agiolan, alphalin, alphasterol, anatola, anti-infective vitamin, aoral, apexol, aquasynth, atars, atav, avibon, avita, avitol, lard factor, ophthalamin, prepalin, retinol, all-trans-retinol, retrovitamin A, testavol, vaflol, vitamin A1, all-trans retinyl alcohol, numerous further names
    Use: treatment of vitamin A deficiency
    Molecular formula: C20H30O
    CAS No: 68-26-8
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: yellow to orange crystalline solid
    Melting point: 62 - 64 C
    Boiling point:
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    Water solubility: negligible


    Stable, but light and air sensitive. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents.


    Not believed to be harmful when consumed in moderation.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 2000 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 4000 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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Transport information

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    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection

    Do not exceed stated dose.

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