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CAS#: 57-87-4

Description: Ergosterol is a sterol found in fungi, and named for ergot, the common name of members of the fungal genus Claviceps from which ergosterol was first isolated. Ergosterol does not occur in plant or animal cells; reports of its isolation from plants are generally ascribed to fungal contamination of the plant material from which steroids are being isolated. Ergosterol is a component of yeast and other fungal cell membranes, serving many of the same functions that cholesterol serves in animal cells. Ergosterol is provitamin form of vitamin D2; natural ultraviolet (UV) irradiation of ergosterol, isolated or in situ, results in vitamin D2 production that can contribute to satisfying human dietary vitamin D requirements. (Source:

Chemical Structure

CAS# 57-87-4

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 600135
Name: Ergosterol
CAS#: 57-87-4
Chemical Formula: C28H44O
Exact Mass: 396.33922
Molecular Weight: 396.65
Elemental Analysis: C, 84.79; H, 11.18; O, 4.03

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1.0g USD 80.0 2 weeks
2.0g USD 150.0 2 weeks
5.0g USD 250.0 2 weeks
10.0g USD 450.0 2 weeks
25.0g USD 650.0 2 weeks
50.0g USD 850.0 2 weeks
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Synonym: Ergosterol; Provitamin D; Provitamin D2.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3S,9S,10R,13R,14R,17R)-17-[(E,2R,5R)-5,6-dimethylhept-3-en-2-yl]-10,13-dimethyl-2,3,4,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-decahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-ol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C28H44O/c1-18(2)19(3)7-8-20(4)24-11-12-25-23-10-9-21-17-22(29)13-15-27(21,5)26(23)14-16-28(24,25)6/h7-10,18-20,22,24-26,29H,11-17H2,1-6H3/b8-7+/t19-,20+,22-,24+,25-,26-,27-,28+/m0/s1

SMILES Code: O[C@H]1CC[C@]2(C)[C@@]3([H])CC[C@]4(C)[C@@H]([C@@H](/C=C/[C@H](C)C(C)C)C)CC[C@@]4([H])C3=CC=C2C1

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO.

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 396.65 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1: Zhang YQ, Rao R. Beyond ergosterol: linking pH to antifungal mechanisms. Virulence. 2010 Nov-Dec;1(6):551-4. Epub 2010 Nov 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 21178501.