Phase transitions in cholesterol crystallized from various solvents.

Citation:

Nissim Garti, Liliana Karpuj, and Sara. Sarig. 1980. “Phase transitions in cholesterol crystallized from various solvents.” Thermochimica Acta, 35, 3, Pp. 343–348.

Abstract:

Cholesterol was crystd. under various conditions from a range of solvents, and the effects of the solvents on the crystal structure were studied. The phase transitions and the latent heat, $Δ$Hp, were measured and were found to vary from 0.18 kcal mole-1 (for CCl4) to 1.1 kcal mole-1 (for acetonitrile). It seems possible that the polymorphic transitions of cholesterol at 37° may be divided into several subtransitions, each one corresponding to a slight configurational change that can be attributed to a possible flip-over of the aliph. chain of the cholesterol. [on SciFinder(R)]
Last updated on 05/27/2020