IUPAC numbering [1]
CAS number 481-21-0
PubChem 6857534
ChemSpider 5256870 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:35516 YesY
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Molecular formula C27H48
Molar mass 372.67 g mol−1
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Cholestane is a saturated 27-carbon steroid precursor which serves as the basis for many organic molecules.

Derivatives of cholestane

Derivatives are classified in two families:

Some steroids, such as cholesterol, are both a sterol and a cholestene.

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  • cholestane — noun The tetracyclic hydrocarbon precursor of most steroids, such as cholesterol …   Wiktionary

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  • cholestane — cho·les·tane …   English syllables

  • cholestane — kəˈleˌstān noun ( s) Etymology: cholesterol + ane : a crystalline saturated steroid hydrocarbon C27H48 obtained from cholesterol by reduction …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Evolutionary relationships of bile alcohols and bile acids — ▪ Table Evolutionary relationships of bile alcohols and bile acids species bile alcohol or bile acid (trivial name) Elasmobranch fishes Myxine glutinosa (hagfish) 5 b1; cholestane 3 b2;,7 b1;,16 b1;,26 tetrol (myxinol) Mustelus manazo (dogfish) 5 …   Universalium

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