|Jmol-3D images||Image 1
|Molar mass||388.6756 g/mol|
|Melting point||102 °C; 216 °F; 375 K|
|Related Stanols||24-ethyl coprostanol
(what is: / ?)|
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
5β-Coprostanol (5β-cholestan-3β-ol) is a 27-carbon stanol formed from the biohydrogenation of cholesterol (cholest-5en-3β-ol) in the gut of most higher animals and birds. This compound has frequently been used as a biomarker for the presence of human faecal matter in the environment.