Cholesterol
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Cholesterol
Alias
Cholest-5-en-3-ol (3beta)-
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Alcohol
CAS No.
57-88-5
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C27H46O
Molecular Weight: 386.65
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: white or faintly yellow pearly granules or crystals.
Solubility: insoluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: reproductive effect.
overall carcinogenic evaluation (Human): Group 3.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent dispersing, emulsifying, lubricating abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as emulsifying agent. eg: pharmaceuticals, personal care products.
Use as intermediates. eg: synthesis of cholesteric liquid crystals.
Emulsifying agent, emollient, conditioning agent, viscosity controlling agent in personal care products.
Use as dispersing agent.
Use as lubricant.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 57-88-5
Update: 20130920(1);

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