Agent Name

Cholesteryl benzoate

CAS Number

604-32-0

Formula

C34-H50-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cholest-5-en-3-ol (3beta)-, 3-benzoate; Cholest-5-en-3-ol (3beta)-, benzoate; Cholest-5-ene-3-beta-yl benzoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Cholesterol and Derivatives

Description

White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Cholesteryl benzoate, also called 5-cholesten-3-yl benzoate, is an organic chemical, an ester of cholesterol and benzoic acid. It is a liquid crystal material forming cholesteric liquid crystals with helical structure. It can be used with cholesteryl nonanoate and cholesteryl oleyl carbonate in some thermochromic liquid crystals. It is used in some hair colors, make-ups, and some other cosmetic preparations. It can be also used as a component of the liquid crystals used for liquid crystal displays." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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