Cholesterol, Plant-Derived

3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene, 5-Cholesten-3β-ol, Synthetic cholesterol, Cholesterol
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Quality Level

biological source







360 °C (lit.)


147-149 °C (lit.)


1.067 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


suitable for manufacturing use

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dry ice

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Major component of all biological membranes; ~25% of total brain lipid is cholesterol.

Preparation Note

Synthesized from material of non-animal origin

Legal Information

SyntheChol is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Peter Libby et al.
Immunity, 38(6), 1092-1104 (2013-07-03)
According to the traditional view, atherosclerosis results from a passive buildup of cholesterol in the artery wall. Yet, burgeoning evidence implicates inflammation and immune effector mechanisms in the pathogenesis of this disease. Both innate and adaptive immunity operate during atherogenesis...
Matthew P Buman et al.
American journal of epidemiology, 179(3), 323-334 (2013-12-10)
Sleep and sedentary and active behaviors are linked to cardiovascular disease risk biomarkers, and across a 24-hour day, increasing time in 1 behavior requires decreasing time in another. We explored associations of reallocating time to sleep, sedentary behavior, or active...
Frederick J Raal et al.
Lancet (London, England), 385(9965), 331-340 (2014-10-06)
Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia is characterised by low cellular uptake of LDL cholesterol, increased plasma LDL cholesterol concentrations, and premature cardiovascular disease. Despite intensive statin therapy, with or without ezetimibe, many patients are unable to achieve recommended target levels of LDL...
James I Dower et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 101(5), 914-921 (2015-05-03)
Prospective cohort studies showed inverse associations between the intake of flavonoid-rich foods (cocoa and tea) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Intervention studies showed protective effects on intermediate markers of CVD. This may be due to the protective effects of the flavonoids...
Steven A Grover et al.
The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology, 3(2), 114-122 (2014-12-09)
Despite the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes associated with excess bodyweight, development of a clinically meaningful metric for health professionals remains a challenge. We estimated the years of life lost and the life-years lost from diabetes...

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