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vitamin E (CHEBI:33234)

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ChEBI Name vitamin E
Definition A chromanol that is chroman-6-ol which is substituted at position 2 by a methyl group and (also at position 2) either a saturated or a triply-unsaturated hydrocarbon chain consisting of three isoprenoid units.
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Chemical Role(s): antioxidant
A substance that opposes oxidation or inhibits reactions brought about by dioxygen or peroxides. In European countries, E-numbers for permitted antioxidant food additives are from E 300 to E 324.
Biological Role(s): fat-soluble vitamin
Vitamins like A, D, E and K that dissolve in fats and are stored in body tissues. Unlike the water-soluble vitamins, these are stored in the body for long periods of time and generally pose a greater risk for toxicity when consumed in excess.
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Outgoing vitamin E (CHEBI:33234) has functional parent chroman-6-ol (CHEBI:78631)
vitamin E (CHEBI:33234) has role antioxidant (CHEBI:22586)
vitamin E (CHEBI:33234) has role fat-soluble vitamin (CHEBI:24020)
vitamin E (CHEBI:33234) is a chromanol (CHEBI:23229)
Incoming α-tocotrienol (CHEBI:33270) is a vitamin E (CHEBI:33234)
β-tocotrienol (CHEBI:33275) is a vitamin E (CHEBI:33234)
γ-tocotrienol (CHEBI:33277) is a vitamin E (CHEBI:33234)
δ-tocotrienol (CHEBI:33276) is a vitamin E (CHEBI:33234)
tocopherol (CHEBI:27013) is a vitamin E (CHEBI:33234)
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vitamin E ChemIDplus
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Registry Number Type Source
59-02-9 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
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Last Modified
30 May 2014