tocotrienol

A tocol with three double bonds in the side chain, i.e., with three additional double bonds in the phytyl chain, thus a 6-(3',7',11',15'-tetramethyl-2',6',10',14'-hexadecatetraenyl)-1,4-hydroquinone or a 2-methyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltrideca-3,7,11-trienyl)chroman-6-ol. The natural products carry methyls at one or more of positions 5, 7, and 8 of the...
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tocotrienol

Type: Term Pronunciation: tō′kō-trī′en-ol Definitions: 1. A tocol with three double bonds in the side chain, with three additional double bonds in the phytyl chain. The natural products carry methyls at one or more of positions 5, 7, and 8 of the chromanol and are thus identical, except for the unsaturation in the phytyl-...
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Tocotrienol

Tocotrienols are members of the vitamin E family. An essential nutrient for the body, vitamin E is made up of four tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta) and four tocotrienols (alpha, beta, gamma, delta). The slight difference between tocotrienols and tocopherols lie in the unsaturated side chain having three double bonds in its farnesyl isopreno...
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