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85451 Sigma

β-Sitosterol

≥70%

Synonym: α-Dihydrofucosterol, 22,23-Dihydrostigmasterol, 24β-Ethylcholesterol, 5-Stigmasten-3β-ol

  • CAS Number 83-46-5

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C29H50O

  • Molecular Weight 414.71

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1916165

  •  EC Number 201-480-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00003631

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Properties

Related Categories Asymmetric Synthesis, Biochemicals and Reagents, Chemical Synthesis, Chiral Building Blocks, Complex Molecules,
InChI Key   KZJWDPNRJALLNS-VJSFXXLFSA-N
assay   ≥70%
impurities   campesterol and β-sitostanol, residual
mp   136-140 °C(lit.)

Description

Packaging

100 g in poly bottle

Application

β-Sitosterol was used to supplement diet of mice to study its effect on body mass accumulation.

Biochem/physiol Actions

β-Sitosterol is a plant sterol that has hypocholesterolemic activity. Only 5% of β-Sitosterol is absorbed by humans. It is hypothesized that the cholesterol-lowering activity is by competing cholesterol for uptake by the cells or by interfering with the esterification of cholesterol. β-Sitosterol is reported to reduce the incidence of colon tumors.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
WJ2600000
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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