Cycloartenol

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Cycloartenol
Cycloartenol.png
Ball-and-stick model of cycloartenol
Names
Other names
9beta,19-cyclo-24-lanosten-3beta-ol,
(3beta)-9,19-Cyclolanost-24-en-3-ol
Identifiers
469-38-5 YesY
ChemSpider 16788581 YesY
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PubChem 92110
Properties
C30H50O
Molar mass 426.72 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Cycloartenol is an important type of stanol found in plants. It is also found in dandelion coffee.

The biosynthesis of cycloartenol starts from the triterpenoid squalene. It is the first precursor in the biosynthesis of other stanols and sterols, referred to as phytostanols and phytosterols in photosynthetic organisms and plants. The identities and distribution of phytostanols and phytosterols is characteristic of a plant species.

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