Cholesterol oxidation and the behavior of 5-α-hydroperoxycholesterol at the air/water interface

@inproceedings{Cadenhead1982CholesterolOA,
  title={Cholesterol oxidation and the behavior of 5-α-hydroperoxycholesterol at the air/water interface},
  author={David Allan Cadenhead and B Kellner and D. M. Balthasar},
  year={1982}
}
Abstract The oxidation of cholesterol and the behavior of an oxidized sterol, 5-α-hydroperoxy-cholesterol (5-AHC), have been investigated. It is demonstrated that previous work is correct in observing that cholesterol oxidation does take place at the air/water interface, but predicts initial effects and rates that are much too large. The oxidation of cholesterol is found to be autocatalytic as long as the oxidized sterol compounds (OSC) remain miscible with the cholesterol. The OSC are… CONTINUE READING