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Empirical formula: C27H46O1
a: 27.565 Å
b: 38.624 Å
c: 10.748 Å
α (alpha): 93.49 °
β (beta): 90.90 °
γ (gamma): 117.15 °
Volume: 10151.15 Å3
Space group: P1
Calculated density: 0.063 g/cm3
Z: 1
Formula weight: 386.662 g/mole
R(F): 0.0637
Common name: Cholesterol
CSD refcode: CHOEST20
Short description: Cholesterol is a steroid alcohol (sterol) important to animal cell structure and related to coronary health.
Keyword: lipoprotein
Keyword: HDL
Keyword: LDL
CAS registry number: 57-88-5
Layman's explanation: Cholesterol is a hydrocarbon with one hydroxyl group. The body manufacutures 80% of the cholesterol needed in the liver,with the rest coming from animal foods. The cholesterol in the body is stored in our phospholipid cell membranes, and it helps prevent phospholipids from crystallizing. This molecule also affects membranes by increasing their stability causing them to be less permeable. If too much choloesterol is produced or consumed, a buildup occurrs in the arteries, and this can lead to heart disease. If the artery supplying blood to the heart is completely blocked, a heart attack results.
Citation of a publication: Leh-Yeh Hsu, J.W. Kampf, C.E. Nordman; Acta Crystallogr.,Sect.B:Struct.Sci., 58,(2002),260
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50681.cif 50681.crt 50681.GIF 50681.ort 50681.pdb
50681a.crt

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