Vitamin E Succinate

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MedKoo CAT#: 414885

CAS#: 17407-37-3 (Hemisuccinate)

Description: Vitamin E Succinate, also known as D –α-Tocopherol Hemisuccinate is a weakly acidic derivative of D –α-Tocopherol Hemisuccinate. It acts as an ionizable anionic surfactant and is commonly used to stabilize PE-rich pH-sensitive liposomes. It has been used as a precursor of D –α-Tocopherol for the protection of liver toxicity in an animal model. It was also reported that alpha-tocopheryl succinate has in vivo anti-tumour activity, due to induce apoptosis by causing lysosomal instability.

Chemical Structure

Vitamin E Succinate
CAS# 17407-37-3 (Hemisuccinate)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 414885
Name: Vitamin E Succinate
CAS#: 17407-37-3 (Hemisuccinate)
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Related CAS #: 59-02-9 (vitamin E)   58-95-7 (acetate)   17407-37-3 (Hemisuccinate)   9002-96-4 (PEG 1000 succinate)    

Synonym: D –α-Tocopherol Hemisuccinate; Vitamin E Succinate; Tocopherol succinate;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-oxo-4-[[2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-3,4-dihydrochromen-6-yl]oxy]butanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C33H54O5/c1-22(2)12-9-13-23(3)14-10-15-24(4)16-11-20-33(8)21-19-28-27(7)31(25(5)26(6)32(28)38-33)37-30(36)18-17-29(34)35/h22-24H,9-21H2,1-8H3,(H,34,35)


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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7: Tirmenstein MA, Leraas TL, Fariss MW. alpha-Tocopheryl hemisuccinate administration increases rat liver subcellular alpha-tocopherol levels and protects against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity. Toxicol Lett. 1997 Jun 16;92(1):67-77. doi: 10.1016/s0378-4274(97)00036-2. PMID: 9242359.

8: Janoff AS, Kurtz CL, Jablonski RL, Minchey SR, Boni LT, Gruner SM, Cullis PR, Mayer LD, Hope MJ. Characterization of cholesterol hemisuccinate and alpha- tocopherol hemisuccinate vesicles. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1988 Jun 22;941(2):165-75. doi: 10.1016/0005-2736(88)90177-0. PMID: 2838079.

9: Tirmenstein MA, Ge X, Elkins CR, Fariss MW. Administration of the tris salt of alpha-tocopheryl hemisuccinate inactivates CYP2E1, enhances microsomal alpha- tocopherol levels and protects against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity. Free Radic Biol Med. 1999 Apr;26(7-8):825-35. doi: 10.1016/s0891-5849(98)00265-2. PMID: 10232825.

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Additional Information

[Hiroaki Jizomoto *, Eri Kanaoka, Koichiro Hirano, pH-Sensitive liposomes composed of tocopherol hemisuccinate and of phosphatidylethanolamine including tocopherol hemisuccinate. Biochimica et Biophysics Acta 1213 (1994) 343-348]

[Tirmenstein, M.A., Leraas, T.L., Fariss, M.W., 1997. alpha-Tocopheryl hemisuccinate administration increases rat liver subcellular alpha-tocopherol levels and protects against carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatotoxicity. Toxicol. Lett. 92, 67–77]

. [Neuzil J, Zhao M, Ostermann G, Sticha M, Gellert N, Weber C, et al. Alpha-tocopheryl succinate, an agent with in vivo anti-tumour activity, induces apoptosis by causing lysosomal instability. Biochem J 2002; 362 (Pt 3):709–715]