Phytosterol(plant sterol)

Product Overview

CAS No.:83-46-5

H.S Code:29061990

Resource:soybean oil deodorized distillate(SODD)

Certification:ISO9001 & HACCP

Physical Properties

Sterols are a series of compounds in nature, which exist widely in bodies of animals and plants. Phytosterol (plant sterol) is a substance with physiological activity, and it mainly contains stigma sterol and sito-sterol. Phytosterol can prevent human body from absorbing cholesterol; stigma sterol can control the increasing of serum cholesterol.White powder or crystal.High boiling point 100-215. Readily soluble in hexane & chloroform, partially soluble in ethanol and insoluble in water.

Technical Literature

Specification of Phytosterol(plant sterol)

Test Items Specification
Appearance White powder or crystal
Total sterols 90% & 95%
Beta-sitosterol 40% min
Stigma sterol 15% min
Camper sterol 20% min
Ash 0.5% max
Heavy metal 10 ppm max
Melting point 130~145℃
Rotatory ratio[α]D20℃ -30 °max


Phytosterol includes a class of bioactive molecules and has wide-spread applications in medicine, cosmetics, food, feed, paper manufacturing, printing, and textile industries.
Phytosterol is known to have anti-inflammation activities, can prevent cholesterol absorption, promote cholesterol metabolism, reduce cholesterol biosynthesis, and is used in the prevention and treatment of arteriosclerosis, canker, skin cancer, and cervical cancer. It also facilitates wound healing, and increases microcirculation. In addition, phytosterol is an important precursor in Vitamin D3 and steroid drug manufacturing.
Phytosterol is also a known class of antioxidant, and is widely used as food and feed additives.
Phytosterol has high skin permeability, and may be used as a skin moisturizer. It promotes skin rejuvenation and prevents skin damage caused by exposure to sunlight. Some lotions containing phytosterol as water/oil emulsifying agent which have a pleasant, non-oily feel and are resistant to degradation.

Packages & Delivery:

Storage: Store in dry place with temperature not exceeding 15℃.

25kg/cardboard drum,Shelf life: 18 months from date of manufacturing;

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