Basic information Description Outline Cholesterol content of human tissue Classification Effect Sources and absorption Transport Determination Food containing high levels of cholesterol Harm of high cholesterol Prevention Uses Production methods Precautions References Safety Related Supplier


Chemical Properties

Melting point 148-150 °C
Boiling point 360 °C
alpha  -36 º (c=2, dioxane)
Density  1.06
refractive index  1.5250 (estimate)
Flash point 250 °C
storage temp.  -20°C
solubility  H2O: 0.002 mg/mL
form  powder
pka 15.03±0.70(Predicted)
color  white
Specific Gravity 1.067
Water Solubility  negligible
Merck  14,2201
BRN  1915888
CAS DataBase Reference 57-88-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
IARC 3 (Vol. 31, Sup 7) 1987
NIST Chemistry Reference Cholesterol(57-88-5)
EPA Substance Registry System Cholesterol (57-88-5)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  Xn,Xi
Risk Statements  10-48/20/22-40-38-22-36/37/38-67-36/38-20-63
Safety Statements  24/25-22-36/37-36-26
RIDADR  UN 1170 3/PG 3
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  FZ8400000
HS Code  2906 13 10
HazardClass  IRRITANT
Hazardous Substances Data 57-88-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity Present in all parts of the animal body; concentrated in spinal cord, brain, skin secretions, and gallstones. An unsaturated, unsaponifiable alcohol (m.p. 149℃). It is synthesized in the body from ethanoate units; its metabolism is regulated by a specific set of enzymes. It is the parent compound of many other steroids and its presence in high concentrations in the blood is suspected as being a contributory factor in cardiovascular disease.


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