2,3-squalene oxide

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2,3-squalene oxide
IUPAC name 2,2-Dimethyl-3-[(3E,7E,11E,15E)-3,7,12,16,20-pentamethylhenicosa-3,7,11,15,19-pentaenyl]oxirane
Other names Squalene oxide
2,3-Squalene oxide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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MeSH 2,3-oxidosqualene
Properties
C30H50O
Molar mass 426.717 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

2,3-Oxidosqualene is an intermediate in the synthesis of lanosterol. It is formed from squalene by squalene monooxygenase. Lanosterol synthase acts upon it to create lanosterol.



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