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Name beta-Sitosterol
CAS 83-46-5
EINECS(EC#) 201-480-6
Molecular Formula C29H50O
MDL Number MFCD00003631
Molecular Weight 414.71
MOL File 83-46-5.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance White powder
Melting point  136-140 °C(lit.)
alpha  -28 º (c=2, CHCl3)
Boiling point  473.52°C (rough estimate)
density  0.9540 (rough estimate)
refractive index  1.5000 (estimate)
storage temp.  −20°C
solubility  chloroform: 20 mg/mL, clear, colorless
form  White solid
pka 15.03±0.70(Predicted)
color  White to Off-White
Water Solubility  INSOLUBLE
Detection Methods NMR,HPLC
Merck  8556
BRN  1916165
CAS DataBase Reference 83-46-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference «beta»-Sitosterol(83-46-5)
EPA Substance Registry System 83-46-5(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xn,Xi
Risk Statements 
R22:Harmful if swallowed.
R38:Irritating to the skin.
R40:Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
R48/20/22:Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure through inhalation and if swallowed .
R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin .
Safety Statements 
S22:Do not breathe dust .
S24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes .
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing .
S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
RIDADR  UN 1888 6.1/PG 3
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  WJ2600000
HS Code  29061300

Hazard Information