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Cholesterol, ≥99%

Cholesterol, ≥99%

Synonyms 3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene; 5-Cholesten-3β-ol; (3β)-cholest-5-en-3-ol

CAS Number: 57-88-5 Molecular Formula: C27H46O Molecular Weight: 386.664 g/mol

Beilstein Registry Number: 1915888 EC Number: 200-353-2 MDL Number: MFCD00003646

SKU 02101382-CF
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Description

Product Description

Cholesterol

Application Notes

Cholesterol is a component used for the preparation and study of artificial model membranes. One example is a study of valinomycin induced changes in membrane potentials of red blood cell and phospholipid (phosphatidylcholine from egg yolk plus cholesterol) vesicle suspensions. Positively charged cyanine dyes were used that fluorimetrically respond to the change in potential. Cholesterol is suitable for use in liposome preparations. It is standard for clinical work.

Usage Statement

Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.

Key Applications

Cell Signaling | Metabolic Pathways

Specifications
SKU 02101382-CF
Alternate Names 3β-Hydroxy-5-cholestene; 5-Cholesten-3β-ol; (3β)-cholest-5-en-3-ol
Application Notes Cholesterol is a component used for the preparation and study of artificial model membranes. One example is a study of valinomycin induced changes in membrane potentials of red blood cell and phospholipid (phosphatidylcholine from egg yolk plus cholesterol) vesicle suspensions. Positively charged cyanine dyes were used that fluorimetrically respond to the change in potential. Cholesterol is suitable for use in liposome preparations. It is standard for clinical work.
Base Catalog Number 101382
Beilstein Registry Number 1915888
Biochemical Physiological Actions Major component of all biological membranes; ~25% of total brain lipid is cholesterol. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes and is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. In addition to its importance within cells, cholesterol also serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of steroid hormones, bile acids, and vitamin D. Cholesterol is the principal sterol synthesized by animals; in vertebrates it is formed predominantly in the liver. Small quantities are synthesized in other cellular organisms (eukaryotes) such as plants and fungi. It is almost completely absent among prokaryotes (i.e., bacteria).
Boiling Point 360 °C
CAS # 57-88-5
Density 1.067 @ 20 deg C/4 deg C
EC Number 200-353-2
Format Powder
Melting Point 148.5 °C
Molecular Formula C27H46O
Molecular Weight 386.664 g/mol
Optical Rotation -34° to -42°
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Gloves, Respirator filter
Purity ≥99%
RTECS Number FZ8400000
Solubility <h5 class="minor-section-title">Water Solubility</h5>0.095 mg/L (at 30 °C)
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.