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squalene


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An intermediate compound formed in the synthesis of cholesterol; it is a hydrocarbon containing 30 carbon atoms. The immediate oxidation of squalene to squalene 2,3-epoxide is the last common step in the synthesis of sterols in animals, plants, and fungi.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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