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Biosynthetic precursor to all steroids Squalene is used as a precursor to steroids and ergosterol and as an immunologic adjuvant in vaccines. It plays a vital role in the preparation of cholesterol, steroid hormones and vitamin D. It serves as a lubricant for fatty acid surfactant films adsorbed on iron oxide surfaces.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H303
May be harmful if swallowed.