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C1145 Sigma-Aldrich

Cholesterol–PEG 600

Synonym: Cholesterol, water soluble from sheep, Cholesteryl-polyethylene glycol 600 sebacate, Polyethylene glycol 600 mono(cholesteryl) ether sebacate, Polyoxyethyl-cholesteryl sebacate



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Quality Level   200
extent of labeling   ≥20% cholesterol
color   light yellow
solubility   H2O: 60 mg/mL
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

Cholesterol is one of the important constituent of all membranes. It is made up of a hydrophobic, planar, a polar hydroxyl group, fused-ring nucleus and a short hydrocarbon tail.


Cholesterol-PEG 600 has been used to evaluate its ability to induce apoptosis in vascular smooth muscle cells. It has also been used to restore cholesterol following depletion by methyl β-cyclodextrin.


1, 5 g in serum bottle

250, 500 mg in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cholesterol acts as an antecedent of steroid hormones. It plays a key role in fetal growth and in brain development.

Physical form

semisolid to solid

Preparation Note

Prepared by method of Proksch, G.J., and Bonderman, D.P., Clin. Chem., 24, 1924 (1978).

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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