Agent Name

Coprosterol

CAS Number

360-68-9

Formula

C27-H48-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(3-beta,5-beta)-Cholestan-3-ol; 3-beta-Cholestanol; 3-beta-Hydroxycholestane; 3beta-Hydroxy-5beta-cholestanol; Coprostan-3-beta-ol; Coprostanol; Koprosterin [German]; Koprosterol; Stercorin; 5-beta-Cholestan-3-beta-ol; 5beta-Cholestan-3beta-ol (8CI); Cholestan-3-ol, (3-beta,5-beta)- (9CI); Cholestan-3-ol, (3beta,5beta)-; [ChemIDplus] 3beta-Coprostanol; [Merck Index] Coprostan-3-ol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Cholesterol and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Detected in feces of humans and carnivores; [Merck Index] "Main sterol of the feces produced by the reduction of cholesterol by intestinal bacteria." [Stedman's Medical Dictionary]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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