Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1994, 59, 833-840

Mesomorphic Behaviour of Saturated and Monounsaturated C18 and C22 Fatty Acid Esters of Cholesterol

Slavomír Pirkl

Department of Physics, University of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice, Czech Republic


The phase transitions and effective optical rotary power of saturated and monounsaturated aliphatic esters of cholesterol with 18 and 22 carbon atoms in the chain have been described. The effect of cis/trans isomerism on these properties is discussed.