Cholesterol

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(Cholesterol Ph. Eur. 9.0 / NF 33)

Article: 1003

Parameter Limit Unit Method
Melting Point 147 - 150 C Ph. Eur. (2.2.14)
Identification Ph. Eur. Ph. Eur. (B+C)
Solubility in ethanol Ph. Eur. Ph. Eur.
Acidity max. 0,3 ml Ph. Eur.
Loss on drying max. 0,3 % Ph. Eur. (2.2.32)
Sulphated ash max. 0,1 % Ph. Eur. (2.4.14)
Cholesterol content min. 95,0 % Ph. Eur. (2.2.28)
Total sterol content 97,0 - 103,0 % Ph. Eur.
Specific rotation -34 - -38 USP/NF
Residual solvents USP/NF USP/NF
INCI Cholesterol
CAS 57-88-5
EINECS 200-353-2
CoS /TSE R1-CEP 2002-123-Rev 01
Customs tarif no. 2906 13 10

Cholesterol, an essential lipid, is a natural emulsifier, widely used in cosmetic and pharmaceutic formulations. The raw material base is woolgrease.

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