Biosynthetic precursor to all steroids Squalene is used as a precursor to steroids and ergosterol and as an immunologic adjuvant in vaccines. It plays a vital role in the preparation of cholesterol, steroid hormones and vitamin D. It serves as a lubricant for fatty acid surfactant films adsorbed on iron oxide surfaces.
Miscible with diethyl ether and acetone. Immiscible with water.
Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
RTECSNumber : XB6010000
TSCA : TSCA
Recommended Storage : 2° to 8°C