Sterols

 

Solid steroid alcohols of which the best example is cholesterol which is found in animal tissue but not plant. Vitamin  Ds are formed from sterols. It is susceptible to three common tests such as

 

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Liebermann-Buchard Test

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Salkowski test

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Digitonide precipitation

They include the following

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Corprosterol

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Sitosterol

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Stigmasterol

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Ergosterol

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Fucosterol

 

 

 


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