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C8503

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Cholesterol

from sheep wool, ≥92.5% (GC), powder

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Synonym(s):
3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene, 5-Cholesten-3β-ol
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C27H46O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
386.65
Beilstein:
1915888
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39023139
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

sheep wool

Assay

≥92.5% (GC)

form

powder

bp

360 °C (lit.)

mp

147-149 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: soluble 0.00003 g/L at 20 °C

density

1.067 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

CC(C)CCC[C@@H](C)[C@H]1CC[C@H]2[C@@H]3CC=C4C[C@@H](O)CC[C@]4(C)[C@H]3CC[C@]12C

InChI

1S/C27H46O/c1-18(2)7-6-8-19(3)23-11-12-24-22-10-9-20-17-21(28)13-15-26(20,4)25(22)14-16-27(23,24)5/h9,18-19,21-25,28H,6-8,10-17H2,1-5H3/t19-,21+,22+,23-,24+,25+,26+,27-/m1/s1

InChI key

HVYWMOMLDIMFJA-DPAQBDIFSA-N

Gene Information

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Application

Cholesterol was used to prepare immune-stimulating complexes to enhance cellular and humoral responses. It was incorporated in animal feed to study the effect of cholesterol-rich diet.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cholesterol is a lipid makes up about 20-25% of the structural components of the cell membranes. It determines the fluidity and permeability of the membrane, making it permeable to water but not to ions and protons. Cholesterol also regulates the functions of the transporters and signaling proteins present on the plasma membrane. The major sites of cholesterol synthesis are small intestine and liver.
Major component of all biological membranes; ~25% of total brain lipid is cholesterol.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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