Comparative study of different methods of isolation of cholesterol.

Author(s): BJ Thacker, BM Trivedi, YD Shah, DA shah, RT Jain, PD Bhardia
L.M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad,

Correspondence Address:
B J Thacker L.M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad

Wool grease or lanolin contains upto 15 percent cholesterol in the form of its ester. This cholesterol can be isolated from the wool grease by several methods, of which three were tried and their comparative yields noted to be significantly different. The isolated cholesterol was purified and evaluated for its properties.