Fucosterol

  • 5,24(28)-Stigmastadien-3b-ol
  • 3b-Hydroxy-5,24(28)-stigmastadiene
  • trans-24-Ethylidenecholesterol
  • Fucosterin
Formula
C29H48O
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
17605-67-3
Merck
12,4303

Properties.
Formula
C29H48O
Formula mass
412.7
Melting point, °C
124
Boiling point, °C
504
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2.8E-12 (25 C)
Density
0.98 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
15.02 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
10.42
Heat of vaporization
89.08 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at 2 - 8 C. Keep container tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable if stored at recommended conditions.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
220
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
May cause irritation. May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Some steroids show carcinogenic and teratogenic activity.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.