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Cholecalciferol (D3)

analytical standard

Cholecalciferol, Calciol, (+)-Vitamin D3, 7-Dehydrocholesterol activated, Activated 7-dehydrocholesterol
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analytical standard




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standard type fat soluble vitamin


ampule of 100 mg


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable




83-86 °C (lit.)

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Food and Beverages



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Gene Information

human ... VDR(7421)

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General description

Cholecalciferol (D3) is a fat soluble vitamin, and is one of the forms of vitamin D, synthesized in human skin on exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight, or it can also be obtained from food. It is found to be essential in humans for maintaining normal calcium metabolism.


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Cholecalciferol (D3) may be used as an analytical reference for the quantification of the analyte in different food matrices using different chromatography techniques.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Vitamin D acts through a receptor that is a member of the ligand-dependent transcription factor superfamily. Modulates the proliferation and differentiation of both normal and cancer cells. Has antiproliferative and antimetastatic effects on breast, colon, and prostate cancer cells. Activated vitamin D receptors in intestine and bone maintain calcium absorbance and homeostasis.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Dermal - Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 2 Oral - STOT RE 1 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

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Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Rapid determination of vitamin D3 in milk-based infant formulas by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
Kwak M-B, et al.
Food Chemistry, 165(2), 569-574 (2014)
Simultaneous determination of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) and ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) in foods by selected reaction monitoring
Dimartino G
Journal of AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists) International, 92(2), 511-517 (2009)
Sina Gallo et al.
JAMA, 309(17), 1785-1792 (2013-05-02)
Vitamin D supplementation in infancy is required to support healthy bone mineral accretion. A supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D per day is thought to support plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations between 40 and 50 nmol/L; some advocate 75...
Kun-Chun Chiang et al.
The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology, 138, 427-434 (2013-09-21)
For the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), surgery in combination with radiation therapy is the current standard treatment. However, the complex anatomy and important functions over the head and neck region often make HNSCC patients with severe comorbidities....
Cameron C Grant et al.
Pediatrics, 133(1), e143-e153 (2013-12-18)
To determine the vitamin D dose necessary to achieve serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration ≥ 20 ng/mL during infancy. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in New Zealand. Pregnant mothers, from 27 weeks' gestation to birth, and then their infants, from...


Analysis of Vitamin D in Milk and Infant Formula using UHPLC/MS/MS per AOAC Method 2011.11

While quantitative analysis was performed for Vitamins D2 and D3, the samples were scanned for the presence of the 25-hydroxy metabolites.

HPLC Analysis of Vitamin D2 and D3 on Ascentis® Express C18

This application demonstrates the suitability of the Ascentis Express C18, 5 μm, for the routine analysis of the fat-soluble vitamins D2 and D3 . Structures along with the optimized chromatogram obtained on the Ascentis Express C18, 5 μm are presented.

AOAC Method 2011.11: UHPLC/MS/MS Analysis of Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 on Titan™ C18

Separation of Ergocalciferol (D2), analytical standard; Cholecalciferol (D3), analytical standard

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