Cholesterol is an essential lipid with an important structural role in building and maintaining cell membranes, modulating fluidity and permeability. Cholesterol is formed from lanosterol and is converted to bile in the liver. Abnormally high blood cholesterol levels are associated with cardiovascular disease.
|Storage||Room Temperature or Below|
|Solvent||Chloroform, ethyl acetate, methylene chloride|
Hazardous Properties and Cautions: No hazardous or toxic properties are known for this substance. Cholesterol is not listed as a hazardous waste or as a Toxic Chemical subject to release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Cholesterol is not listed on the Chemical Inventory of the Toxic Substance Control Act, and is manufactured and shipped only in small quantities, intended for research and development in a laboratory utilizing prudent procedures for handling chemicals of unknown toxicity, under the supervision of persons technically qualified to evaluate potential risks and authorized to enforce appropriate health and safety measures. As with all research chemicals, precautions should be taken to avoid unnecessary exposures or risks.