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Tocopherol, α-

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


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Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Vitamin E

Chemical Name

all-rac-2,5,7,8-Tetrametyl-2-(4,8,12-trimetyltridecyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • α-Tocopherolum (Latin)
  • DL-α-Tocopherol (German)
  • α-Tocophérol (French)

Generic Names

  • α-Tocophérol (OS: DCF)
  • Tocopherol (OS: JAN)
  • E 307 (IS)
  • all-rac-α-Tocopherol (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • all-rac-Alpha-Tocopherol (PH: BP 2016)
  • int-rac-α-Tocopherolum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-Alpha-Tocopherol (PH: BP 2016)
  • Tocopherol (PH: JP XVII)
  • Tocophérol, tout-rac-α (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Vitamin E (PH: USP 41)
  • Tocopherol Acetate (OS: JAN)
  • Acetyl-α-tocopherol (IS)
  • Acetyltocopherolum (IS)
  • Tocoferolum aceticum (IS)
  • Vitamin-E-acetat (IS)
  • all-rac-α-Tocopheryl acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • all-rac-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (PH: BP 2016)
  • all-rac-α-Tocopheryl Acetate (PH: BP 2013)
  • Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate Concentrate (Powder Form) (PH: BP 2016)
  • int-rac-α-Tocopherylis acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-α-Tocopheryl acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-α-Tocopherylis acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Tocopherol Acetate (PH: JP XVII)
  • Tocopherol Nicotinate (OS: JAN)
  • Tocopheryl nicotinate (IS)
  • Tocopherol Nicotinate (PH: JP XVII)
  • DL-α-Tocopheryl acid succinate (IS)
  • Alpha Tocopheryl Hydrogen Succinate (PH: BP 2016)
  • DL-α-Tocopheryl hydrogen succinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • DL-α-Tocopherylis hydrogenosuccinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-α-Tocopheryl hydrogen succinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-α-Tocopherylis hydrogenosuccinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • RRR-Alpha Tocopheryl Hydrogen Succinate (PH: BP 2016)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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