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H9384 Sigma-Aldrich



Synonym: 22α-Hydroxycholesterol, 5-Cholestene-3β,22(R)-diol, 5-Cholestene-3β,22[R]-diol

  • CAS Number 17954-98-2

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C27H46O2

  • Molecular Weight 402.65

  •  MDL number MFCD00070042

  •  eCl@ss 39023139

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24895852

  •  NACRES NA.77



Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Cholesterol and Derivatives, Lipids, Metabolic Pathways,
Quality Level   200
assay   ≥98%
form   powder
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   [H][C@@]12CC=C3C[C@@H](O)CC[C@]3(C)[C@@]1([H])CC[C@]4(C)[C@H](CC[C@@]24[H])[C@H](C)[C@H](O)CCC(C)C
InChI   1S/C27H46O2/c1-17(2)6-11-25(29)18(3)22-9-10-23-21-8-7-19-16-20(28)12-14-26(19,4)24(21)13-15-27(22,23)5/h7,17-18,20-25,28-29H,6,8-16H2,1-5H3/t18-,20-,21-,22+,23-,24-,25+,26-,27+/m0/s1



Bovine aortic endothelial cells were treated with 22(R)-Hydroxycholesterol to study the effects on production of free radicals and in studies related to fatty acid metabolism.


1, 5 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

22(R)-Hydroxycholesterol is an intermediate of the pregnenolone synthesis pathway from cholesterol. It reported has neuroprotective properties and protects the neurons against β-amyloid-induced cell death. 22(R)-Hydroxycholesterol acts as the ligand of liver X receptors that act as sensors of sterol concentration and regulates the fatty acid metabolism.

Preparation Note

22(R)-Hydroxycholesterol yield clear, colorless solution in chloroform.

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. H9384.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

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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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What is product H9384, 22(R)-Hydroxycholesterol, soluble in?
Product H9384, 22(R)-Hydroxycholesterol, is reported to besoluble in chloroform (20mg/ml), absolute ethanol (20mg/ml), DMSO (0.1mg/ml)and dimethylformamide (2mg/ml). Sigma-Aldrich tests solubility of this compound in chloroform at a concentration of 20mg/ml.
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