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Biochem J. Sep 1967; 104(3): 1061–1063.
PMCID: PMC1271252

New evidence for the structure of myxinol

I. G. Anderson and G. A. D. Haslewood
Guy's Hospital Medical School, London, S.E. 1


1. Preliminary spectroscopic examination of a second component of hagfish bile salts suggested that it might be 3β,7α,26(27)-trihydroxy-5α-cholestane. 2. Impure reduction products of the 3β,26(27)-dihydroxycholestane-7,16-dione previously made from myxinol disulphate appeared also to have the 5α-configuration. 3. Infrared, nuclear-magnetic-resonance and mass-spectrographic as well as optical-rotatory-dispersion measurements on 3β,26(27)-dihydroxycholestane-7,16-dione showed that it was a 5α-compound. 4. Myxinol is thus 3β,7α,16α,26(27)-tetrahydroxy-5α-cholestane; new nuclear-magnetic-resonance measurements on myxinol tetra-acetate at higher resolution confirm this structure.

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  • Cross AD. Nuclear-magnetic-resonance and mass-spectral study of myxinol tetra-acetate. Biochem J. 1966 Jul;100(1):238–241. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Haslewood GA. Comparative studies of bile salts, myxinol disulphate, the principal bile salt of hagfish (Myxinidae). Biochem J. 1966 Jul;100(1):233–237. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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