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Post  gill on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:16 am

The name Cholesterol originates from the Greek chole- and stereos, and the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, as Francois Poulletier de la Salle first identified cholesterol in solid form in gallstones, in 1769. However, it was only in 1815 that chemist Eugène Chevreul named the compound "cholesterine".

Cholesterol (CAS NO.57-88-5) is used as pharmaceutic aid. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes, where it is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. In addition, cholesterol is an important component for the manufacture of bile acids, steroid hormones, and fat-soluble vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. Cholesterol is the principal sterol synthesized by animals, but small quantities are synthesized in other eukaryotes, such as plants and fungi. It is almost completely absent among prokaryotes, which include bacteria.

Cholesterol (CAS NO.57-88-5), its Synonyms are 3-beta-Hydroxycholest-5-ene ; 3beta-Hydroxycholest-5-ene ; 5:6-Cholesten-3beta-ol ; AI3-03112 ; CCRIS 2834 ; Cholest-5-en-3-beta-ol ; Cholest-5-en-3-ol, (3beta)- ; Cholest-5-en-3beta-ol ; Cholesterin ; Cholesterine ; Cholesterol ; Cholesterol base H ; Cholesteryl alcohol ; Cholestrin ; Cholestrol ; Cordulan ; Dusoline ; Dusoran ; Dythol . It is white to faintly yellow cryst. powder. Cholesterol is a lipidic, waxy steroid found in the cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. It is an essential component of mammalian cell membranes where it is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity.

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