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M12337-2 2mg solid $80
M12337-10 10mg solid $240


Trolox is an analogue of vitamin E with a powerful antioxidant effect. Trolox is also a powerful inhibitor of membrane damage.

Product information

CAS Number: 53188-07-1

Molecular Weight: 250.29

Formula: C14H18O4

Chemical Name: 6-hydroxy-2, 5, 7, 8-tetramethyl-3, 4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-2-carboxylic acid

Smiles: CC1=C(O)C(C)=C2CCC(C)(OC2=C1C)C(O)=O


InChi: InChI=1S/C14H18O4/c1-7-8(2)12-10(9(3)11(7)15)5-6-14(4,18-12)13(16)17/h15H,5-6H2,1-4H3,(H,16,17)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

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

Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 100 mg/mL (399.54 mM)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥360 days if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

Trolox has shown to protect mammalian cells from oxidative damage. Trolox is effective in preventing myocyte necrosis in cell culture studies and in a canine model of two hours of left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) occlusion followed by four hours of reperfusion[1]. Trolox could prevent oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in thymocytes. Pre- or posttreatment of cells with Trolox reduced H2O2-induced DNA fragmentation to control levels and below. Trolox is a hydrophilic analogue of alpha-tocopherol and reported to scavenge peroxyl radicals better than vitamin E in sodium dodecyl sulfate micelles and in liposomes. Trolox prolongs substantially the survival of human ventricular myocytes and hepatocyte against oxyradicals generated with xanthine oxidase plus hypoxanthine, and prevented lysis of red cells exposed to an azo-initiator.


  1. Mickle DA, et al. Myocardial salvage with trolox and ascorbic acid for an acute evolving infarction. Ann Thorac Surg. 1989 Apr;47(4):553-7.
  2. Forrest VJ, et al. Oxidative stress-induced apoptosis prevented by Trolox. Free Radic Biol Med. 1994 Jun;16(6):675-84.
  3. Wu TW, et al. The cytoprotective effect of Trolox demonstrated with three types of human cells. Biochem Cell Biol. 1990 Oct;68(10):1189-94.

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