Agent Name

Glycocholic acid

CAS Number

475-31-0

Formula

C26-H43-N-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Glycine, N-((3alpha,5beta,7alpha,12alpha)-3,7,12-trihydroxy-24-oxocholan-24-yl)-; Glycine, N-choloyl-; N-((3alpha,5beta,7alpha,12alpha)-3,7,12-Trihydroxy-24-oxocholan-24-yl)glycine; N-(Carboxymethyl)-3alpha,7alpha,12alpha-trihydroxyglycine cholate; N-Choloylglycine; N-(3-alpha,7-alpha,12-alpha-Trihydroxycholan-24-oyl)glycine; [ChemIDplus] N-Cholylglycine; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Description

Dihydrate: Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Main constituent of the bile of herbivorous animals; [Merck Index] Functions as a detergent to solubilize fats for absorption and is absorbed itself; [ChemIDplus] Used as a Ph control agent for foods; [FDA] "Glycocholic acid, or cholylglycine, is a crystalline bile acid involved in the emulsification of fats. It occurs as a sodium salt in the bile of mammals. It is a conjugate of cholic acid with glycine." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.48E-20 mm Hg

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