|CAS Number:||67-97-0 (unlabeled)|
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|Stability:||Stable under recommended storage conditions.|
Protect from light and oxygen. For long term storage, it must be keopt under argon at -20°C
IATA: Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Number: UN2811; Packing Group: II; Shipping Name: Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s. (Vitamin D3)
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|Applications:||A labeled inactive secosteroid. Functions as a prehormone. Converted to its active form by two hydroxylations to form calcitriol. Used as a nutritional supplement. May be used as a poison bait for rodents. It has also been found to have antiproliferative and antimetastatic effects on breast, colon, and prostate cancer cells.|