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CAS RN: 57-88-5 | Product Number: C3624

Cholesterol (>99%) (stabilized with α-Tocopherol)

Purity: >99.0%(GC)
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Product Number C3624
Purity / Analysis Method >99.0%(GC)
Molecular Formula / Molecular Weight C__2__7H__4__6O = 386.66  
Physical State (20 deg.C) Solid
Storage Temperature -20°C
Store Under Inert Gas Store under inert gas
Condition to Avoid Light Sensitive,Air Sensitive,Moisture Sensitive,Heat Sensitive
CAS RN 57-88-5
Reaxys Registry Number 2060565
SDBS (AIST Spectral DB) 887
Merck Index (14) 2201
MDL Number


Appearance White powder to crystal
Purity(GC) min. 99.0 %
Melting point 148.0 to 151.0 °C
Specific rotation [a]20/D -34.0 to -39.5 deg(C=2, Dioxane)
Drying loss max. 0.2 %
Properties (reference)
Melting Point 150 °C
Boiling Point 360 °C
Maximum Absorption Wavelength 212(Hexane) nm
Solubility in water Insoluble
Degree of solubility in water 0.095 mg/l   30 °C
Solubility (soluble in) Benzene
Hazard Statements H413 : May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.
Precautionary Statements P501 : Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
P273 : Avoid release to the environment.
Related Laws:
EC Number 200-353-2
RTECS# FZ8400000
Transport Information:
HS Number 2906131000
Cholesterol: An Essential Structural Component of Mammalian Cell Membranes

Cholesterol plays an essential role in regulating the properties of cell membranes in mammalian cells.


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