Uses：Vitamin d2 is fat-soluble, and is stable unless oxidized. It is necessary for growth and maintenance of teeth and bones and the normal utilization of calcium and phosphorus; it is used medicinally in the treatment of rickets and as a dietary supplement.
Brief introduction：Ergocalciferol, also under the name vitamin D2, is a type of vitamin D found in plants and yeast. It has no antirachitic activity. It helps the body to absorb calcium and phosphorus. It is used as a dietary supplement. It is used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism (a condition in which not enough parathyroid hormone can be produced by the body), refractory rickets (softening and weakening of bones that does not respond to treatment, it is also known as vitamin D resistant rickets), and familial hypophosphatemia (rickets or osteomalacia caused by an inherited condition with a decreased ability to break down vitamin D in the body). Ergocalciferol is also used as a rodenticide.
82 º (c=3, in acetone 25 ºC)
460.3°C (rough estimate)
0.9784 (rough estimate)