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B20944 Squalene, 98%

CAS Number
111-02-4
Synonyms
2,6,10,15,19,23-Hexamethyl-2,6,10,14,18,22-tetracosahexaene

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
B20944-22 100g 41.60
B20944-36 500g 129.00
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Squalene, 98%

MDL
MFCD00008912
EINECS
203-826-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C30H50
Formula Weight
410.73
Melting point
-75°
Boiling Point
285°/25mm
Flash Point
218°(424°F)
Density
0.855
Refractive Index
1.4955
Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold. Air Sensitive. Light Sensitive. Store under Nitrogen.
Solubility
Miscible with diethyl ether and acetone. Immiscible with water.

Applications

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.

Notes

Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Sánchez-Fidalgo, S.; Villegas, I.; Rosillo, M. Á.; Aparicio-Soto, M.; de la Lastra, C. A. Dietary squalene supplementation improves DSS-induced acute colitis by downregulating p38 MAPK and NFkB signaling pathways. Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2015, 59 (2), 284-292.

Kedl, J. D.; Kedl, R. M. How squalene GLAdly helps generate antigen-specific T cells via antigen-carrying neutrophils and IL-18. Eur. J. Immunol. 2015, 45 (2), 376-379.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H304

May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

Precautionary Statements: P301+P310-P331-P501c

IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,8768
Harmonized Tariff Code
2901.29
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
XB6010000

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