24-Ethyl coprostanol

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24-Ethyl coprostanol
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Names
Other names
(3β,5β)-Stigmastan-3-ol,
5β-Stigmastan-3b-ol,
(24R)-Ethylcoprostanol,
24a-Ethylcoprostanol,
Copro-β-sitostanol,
Coprostigmastanol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C29H52O
Molar mass 416.72
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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24-Ethyl coprostanol (24-ethyl 5β-cholestan-3β-ol) is a 29 carbon stanol formed from the biohydrogenation of β-sitosterol (24-ethyl cholest-5en-3β-ol, 24-ethyl cholesterol) in the gastrointestinal tract of most higher animals, especially herbivores. This compound has been used as a biomarker for the presence of agricultural (non-human) faecal matter in the environment.