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Is Trolox Polar or Non polar?

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03/24/2008

Trolox is amphiphilic. It has a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic end. It is not really water soluble. It becomes a microemulsion upon contact with water, which means it forms a micellar structure. So, it has polar and non polar properties. Many surfactants follow this rule and this property gives Trolox much better bioavailability than regular Vitamin E. I would describe its polarity as "polar covalent". However, its overall charge will be dependent upon the total thermodynamic quantification of each bond within the molecule. Gary White, Progressive Laboratories, 972-518-9660, Ext.201