Slightly yellow to amber, nearly odourless, clear, viscous oil (It oxidizes and darkens in air and on exposure to light.)

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Australia and New Zealand
Approved α-Tocopherol
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Belgium
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Bulgaria
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Cyprus
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Czech Republic
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Denmark
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Estonia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Finland
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
France
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Germany
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Greece
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Hungary
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Ireland
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Italy
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Latvia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Lithuania
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Luxembourg
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Malta
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Netherlands
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Poland
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Portugal
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Romania
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Slovakia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Slovenia
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Spain
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Sweden
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
United Kingdom
Approved Alpha-tocopherol
Australia
Approved α-Tocopherol
New Zealand
Approved α-Tocopherol

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Vitamin E
INS No. 307c
Almefrol
Denamone
3,4-dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol
Emipherol
Etamican
Evitaminum
Phytogermine
Profecundin
Syntopherol
(2S)-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-[(4R,8S)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl]chroman-6-ol
(+)-alpha-tocopherol
D-alpha-tocopherol
Dextro-alphatocopherol
Tokopharm
Vascuals
Vitamin E alpha

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 59-02-9
  • EINECS Number: 200-412-2

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