Agent Name

Choline

CAS Number

62-49-7

Formula

C5-H14-N-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-; (2-Hydroxyethyl)trimethylammonium; 2-Hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium; Bilineurine; Choline cation; Choline ion; Cholinum; [ChemIDplus] (beta-Hydroxyethyl)trimethylammonium; [Merck Index]

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

50% Aqueous solution: Dark brown cloudy liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An essential nutrient in plants and animals for biosynthesis of cell membrane components (phospholipids); Found in eggs, meats, peanuts, and wheat germ; Used as a nutrient, dietary supplement, and ionic liquid solvent; [Merck Index] "Choline is a water-soluble essential nutrient. It is usually grouped within the B-complex vitamins. Choline generally refers to the various quaternary ammonium salts containing the N,N,N-trimethylethanolammonium cation." [Wikipedia]

Comments

50% Aqueous solution: Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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