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57-88-5 - Cholesterol, 95% - 5-Cholesten-3beta-ol - A11470 - Alfa Aesar

A11470 Cholesterol, 95%

CAS Number
57-88-5
Synonyms
5-Cholesten-3beta-ol

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
50g 29.95
250g 92.08
1000g 342.99
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Cholesterol, 95%

MDL
MFCD00003646
EINECS
200-353-2

Chemical Properties

Formula
C27H46O
Formula Weight
386.66
Melting point
147-150°
Boiling Point
360°
Density
1.067
Solubility
Soluble in alcohols, ether, chloroform, petroleum ether, pyridine, isopropyl myristate, acetone, ethylacetate, benzene, fats, oils and dioxane.

Applications

Cholesterol is used in the preparation of liposome. It is used to control the functions of transporters and coordinating cell proteins present in plasma membrane. It acts as a part of cell membranes. It benefits in rapid diagnostics. It is a component of all biological membranes and inhibits basal channel activity in the brain.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, alkali metals, ammonia and peroxide.

Literature References

Nierzwicki, L.; Czub, J. Specific Binding of Cholesetrol to the Amyloid Precursor Protein: Structure of the Complex and Driving Forces Characterized in Molecular Detail. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6 (5), 784-790.

Lee, S. S.; Li, J.; Tai, J. N.; Ratliff, T. L.; Park, K.; Cheng, J. Avasimibe Encapsulated in Human Serum Albumin Blocks Cholesterol Esterification for Selective Cancer Treatment. ACS Nano. 2015, 9 (3), 2420-2432.

Other References

Merck
14,2201
Beilstein
1915888
Harmonized Tariff Code
2906.13
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
FZ8400000

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