Agent Name

Cholesterol

CAS Number

57-88-5

Formula

C27-H46-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3-beta-Hydroxycholest-5-ene; 3beta-Hydroxycholest-5-ene; 5:6-Cholesten-3beta-ol; Cholest-5-en-3-beta-ol; Cholest-5-en-3-ol, (3beta)-; Cholest-5-en-3beta-ol; Cholesterin; Cholesterine; Cholesterinum; Cholesteryl alcohol; Cholestrin; Cholestrol; Dythol; Lidinit; Lidinite; Provitamin D; delta(sup 5)-Cholesten-3-beta-ol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Cholesterol and Derivatives

Description

White or faintly yellow solid; Nearly odorless; [HSDB] Beige solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Main sterol of higher animals found in all body tissues; Used as an emulsifying agent for pharmaceuticals; [Merck Index] Also used as a raw material for syntheses; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.79E-10 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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