Vitamin D3

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Cat.No. 4156 - Vitamin D3 | C27H44O | CAS No. 67-97-0
Description: Precursor of calcifediol (Cat. No. 4036). Naturally occurring form of vitamin D
Alternative Names: Cholecalciferol
Chemical Name: 9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-trien-3β-ol
Purity: ≥98% (HPLC)
Citations (2)
Literature (2)

Biological Activity for Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is a precursor of calcifediol (Cat. No. 4036). Naturally occurring form of vitamin D; predominantly active form found in humans.

Technical Data for Vitamin D3

M. Wt 384.64
Formula C27H44O
Storage Store at +4°C
Purity ≥98% (HPLC)
CAS Number 67-97-0
PubChem ID 5280795
Smiles C[C@@](CCC2)3[C@](CC[C@@H]3[C@@H](CCCC(C)C)C)([H])/C2=C/C=C(C[C@@H](O)CC1)\C1=C

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Solubility Data for Vitamin D3

Solvent Max Conc. mg/mL Max Conc. mM
DMSO 19.23 50
ethanol 38.46 100

Preparing Stock Solutions for Vitamin D3

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 384.64. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 2.6 mL 13 mL 26 mL
5 mM 0.52 mL 2.6 mL 5.2 mL
10 mM 0.26 mL 1.3 mL 2.6 mL
50 mM 0.05 mL 0.26 mL 0.52 mL

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References for Vitamin D3

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Welsh et al (2003) Vitamin D-3 receptor as a target for breast cancer prevention. J.Nutr. 133 2425S PMID: 12840219

Lane (2010) Vitamin D and systemic lupus erythematosus: bones, muscles, and joints. Curr.Rheumatol.Rep. 12 259 PMID: 20429045

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2 Citations for Vitamin D3

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Vitamin D3 include:

Karadottir et al (2015) Cyclic mechanical stretch down-regulates cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide expression and activates a pro-inflammatory response in human bronchial epithelial cells. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 3 e1483 PMID: 26664810

Lu et al (2016) Generation of serotonin neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. Nat Biotechnol 34 89 PMID: 26655496

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