Retinyl acetate (Vitamin A acetate)
Chemical Formula: C22H32O2
Molecular Weight: 328.49
CAS Number: 127-47-9
Description: Retinyl acetate USP, Viscous liquid, ≥98.0% (1H-NMR)
Retinyl acetate (retinol acetate, vitamin A acetate) is a natural form of vitamin A.It is the acetate ester of retinol.It derives from an all-trans-retinol. Retinyl Acetate is a naturally-occurring fatty acid ester form of retinol (vitamin A) with potential antineoplastic and chemopreventive activities. Retinyl acetate binds to and activates retinoid receptors, inducing cell differentiation and decreasing cell proliferation. This agent also inhibits carcinogen-induced neoplastic transformation in some cancer cell types and exhibits immunomodulatory properties.