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β-Sitosterol

β-Sitosterol

CAS : 83-46-5
Molecular Formula : C36H60O7
Formula Weight : 414.71g/mol
Description :
β-Sitosterol is one of several phytosterols (plant sterols) with chemical structures similar to that of cholesterol. Sitosterols are white, waxy powders with a characteristic odor. They are hydrophobic and soluble in alcohols.Alone and in combination with similar phytosterols, β-sitosterol reduces blood levels of cholesterol, and is sometimes used in treating hypercholesterolemia.