Oxycholesterol

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Oxycholesterol
5,6-epoxycholesterol.svg
Names
Systematic IUPAC name
(3β,5β,6β)-5,6-Epoxycholestan-3-ol
Identifiers
ChemSpider 97204
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 108109
Properties
C27H46O2
Molar mass 402.65 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Oxycholesterol or 5,6-epoxycholesterol is a form of oxidized cholesterol implicated in atherosclerosis.[1] It is commonly formed from the reaction of fats and oxygen during high temperature cooking such as frying.[citation needed]

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