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136115 Sigma-Aldrich

Thiocholesterol

Synonym: 5-Cholestene-3β-thiol, Cholesteryl mercaptan

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Properties

Related Categories Asymmetric Synthesis, Biochemicals and Reagents, Chemical Synthesis, Chiral Building Blocks, Cholesterol and Derivatives,
optical activity   [α]20/D −23°, c = 1 in chloroform
mp   97-99 °C (lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   CC(C)CCC[C@@H](C)[C@H]1CC[C@H]2[C@@H]3CC=C4C[C@@H](S)CC[C@]4(C)[C@H]3CC[C@]12C
InChI   1S/C27H46S/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   QGVQZRDQPDLHHV-DPAQBDIFSA-N

Description

General description

Thiocholesterol is a lipid similar to cholesterol except that the hydroxyl group is replaced with thiol group.

Application

Thiocholesterol is used in biological cross-linking and membrane studies.
It can also be used as a chain transfer agent (CTA) for the radical polymerization of HPMA monolactate and HPMA dilactate monomers to form copolymers. [HPMA=N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide]

Packaging

1 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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