- MW:450.70 Da
- Appearance:Clear yellow to amber liquid
Vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble, dietary nutrient that is essential for the synthesis of proteins important for blood-clotting, bone metabolism, and cell growth.1It is found in the photosynthetic tissues of green, leafy plants, where it acts as an electron acceptor forming part of the electron transport chain of Photosystem I. Vitamin K1 also serves as a precursor to vitamin K2 and is reported to exhibit anticancer activity in various cell lines.
A chemical which occurs in green plants, algae, photosynthetic bacteria
Clear, yellow to amber, very viscous, odorless or practically odorless liquid, having a specific gravity of about 0.967.
Beilstein Registry Number 2568816
EC Number 201-564-2