Spinasterol

α-Spinasterol
Names
IUPAC name
(3β,5α,22E)-Stigmasta-7,22-dien-3-ol
Other names
α-Spinasterin; Bessisterol; Hitodesterol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C29H48O
Molar mass 412.70 g·mol−1
Appearance Crystalline solid[1]
Melting point 168 to 169 °C (334 to 336 °F; 441 to 442 K)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

α-Spinasterol is a phytosterol found in a variety of plant sources such as spinach,[2] from which it gets its name.

The chemical was recently found in Gordonia ceylanica, the first time that this chemical was found in the Gordonia species.

References

  1. 1 2 Merck Index, 11th Edition, 8705
  2. Hart, Merrill C.; Heyl, Frederick W. (1932). "Spinasterol and Some of Its Esters". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 95 (1): 311–5.

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