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brassicasterol Properties


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Brassicasterol is a 28-carbon sterol synthesised by several unicellular algae (phytoplankton) and some terrestrial plants, e.g., oilseed rape. This compound has frequently been used as a biomarker for the presence of (marine) algal matter in the environment.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 488.7 °C
CAS Number 474-67-9
Density 0.99 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 24-methyl cholest-5,22-dien-3β-ol
InChI 1S/C28H46O/c1-18(2)19(3)7-8-20(4)24-11-12-25-23-10-9-21-17-22(29)13-15-27(21,5)26(23)14-16-28(24,25)6/h7-9,18-20,22-26,29H,10-17H2,1-6H3/b8-7+/t19-,20+,22-,23-,24+,25-,26-,27-,28+/m0/s1
Molar Mass 398.66 g/mol
Molecular Formula C28H46O
Synonyms Ergosta-5,22(E)-Dien-3beta-Ol;delta5,22-Ergostadien-3beta-Ol;delta5,22-Ergostadienol uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X