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S3626

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Squalene

≥98%, liquid

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Synonym(s):
2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22-tetracosahexaene
Linear Formula:
[(CH3)2C[=CHCH2CH2C(CH3)]2=CHCH2-]2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
410.72
Beilstein:
1728919
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

Assay

≥98%

form

liquid

color

light yellow

refractive index

n20/D 1.494 (lit.)

bp

285 °C/25 mmHg (lit.)

mp

−75 °C (lit.)

density

0.858 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

metabolomics
vitamins, nutraceuticals, and natural products

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(C)=CCCC(C)=CCCC(C)=CCC\C=C(/C)CCC=C(C)CCC=C(C)C

InChI

1S/C30H50/c1-25(2)15-11-19-29(7)23-13-21-27(5)17-9-10-18-28(6)22-14-24-30(8)20-12-16-26(3)4/h15-18,23-24H,9-14,19-22H2,1-8H3/b27-17+,28-18+,29-23+,30-24+

InChI key

YYGNTYWPHWGJRM-AAJYLUCBSA-N

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Squalene ≥98%, liquid

Sigma-Aldrich

S3626

Squalene

SAFC

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Squalene

Supelco

Supelco

PHR3519

Squalene

Squalene analytical standard

Supelco

442785

Squalene

form

liquid

form

-

form

-

form

-

color

light yellow

color

-

color

-

color

-

application(s)

metabolomics
vitamins, nutraceuticals, and natural products

application(s)

-

application(s)

pharmaceutical

application(s)

environmental
food and beverages

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-30°C

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

500

Quality Level

300

Quality Level

100

General description

Squalene is a hydrocarbon containing double bond commonly found in shark liver oil. It is also present in vegetable oils but to a lesser extent.

Application

Squalene has been used:
  • as a standard for lipid identification and quantification
  • in the isolation of macrophages for parasite incubation
  • as a standard for the quantification of squalene in squalene analysis of oil samples

Biochem/physiol Actions

Squalene is a biosynthetic precursor to all steroids. It acts as a cytoprotective agent to normal cells exposed to carcinogens and antitumor agents. Squalene helps in equalizing the blood cholesterol levels. It increases the production of HDL (high density lipoprotein) and the excretion of LDL (low density lipoprotein). This helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and protects the less stable body fats from oxidation. It is also used in treating hypercholesterolemia. Squalene is known to improve the efficiency of cholesterol lowering drugs. It also serves as an antioxidant by preventing the effects of free radical. It protects skin from drying and other environmental conditions such as oxidation, ultraviolet rays and pollutants. Squalene is known to promote wound healing.

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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Asp. Tox. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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