Squalene [PhytoSquene®]

NF, EP, Injectable Grade (US-DMF)

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Molecular Formula:




Molecular Weight:

410.7 g/mol


Squalene, is an organic compound that be found occurring naturally in shark liver oil and certain plants. It is a hydrocarbon that all plants and animals produce in varying quantities. Mostly used in cosmetics as a natural skin moisturizer, it has recently been used as an immunologic adjuvant in certain vaccines. It is a natural 30-carbon isoprenoid compound and intermediate metabolite in the synthesis of cholesterol. It is not susceptible to lipid peroxidation and provides skin protection. It is ubiquitously distributed in human tissues where it is transported in serum generally in association with very low-density lipoproteins. Squalene is investigated as an adjunctive cancer therapy.

Characters Unit Specification
Identity IR, GC
Appearance Clear, colorless, odorless liquid
APHA < 20
Assay (glpc)
Squalene % > 97 (by area)
Total Squalenes % > 98 (by w/w)
Saponification value mg/g ≤ 5
Acid value ≤ 0.5 mg KOH/Kg
Peroxide value meq/Kg ≤ 5
Iodine value g 360 – 380 g/100 g
Water (K-F) % < 0.1
RI, ηD20 ºC 1.492 - 1.498
d25 ºC g/mL 0.858
Heavy metals ppm < 10
Residual Solvents EP 01/2008: 50400 (CPMP/ICH/238)/95
Pesticides Residue USP/EP
Dioxin and PCBs pg/g < 6153
Microbiological Specification
Standard Plate Content CFU/ml ≤ 50
Mold and Yeast CFU/ml ≤ 50

Shelf Life/Retest Date: The minimal shelf-life of Squalene, CAS 111-02-4 is 2 years when stored under recommended conditions.

Storage/Shipping Conditions:

  • PhytoSquene® is light- and air-sensitive and should be handled accordingly.
  • Containment under nitrogen and at or below 8°C is recommended.

Pack Sizes: 5 Kg

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