Agent Name

Sodium deoxycholate

CAS Number

302-95-4

Formula

C24-H40-O4.Na

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3-alpha,12-alpha-Dihydroxy-5-beta-cholan-24-oic acid sodium salt; ATX 101; ATX-101; Deoxycholate sodium; Deoxycholic acid sodium salt; Desoxycholate sodium; Dihydroxy 3-12 cholanate de Na [French]; Na-Desoxycholat [German]; Natrium-3-alpha,12-alpha-dihydroxycholanat [German]; Sodium 7-deoxycholate; Sodium deoxycholic acid; Sodium desoxycholate; 3,12-Dihydroxy-cholan-24-oic acid monosodium salt, (3-alpha,5-beta,12-alpha)- (9CI); 5-beta-Cholan-24-oic acid, 3-alpha,12-alpha-dihydroxy-, sodium salt; Cholan-24-oic acid, 3,12-dihydroxy-, monosodium salt, (3-alpha,5-beta,12-alpha)- (9CI); Cholan-24-oic acid, 3,12-dihydroxy-, monosodium salt, (3alpha,5beta,12alpha)-; Cholan-24-oic acid, 3,12-dihydroxy-, sodium salt (1:1), (3alpha,5beta,12alpha)-; Sodium 3-alpha,12-alpha-dihydroxy-5-beta-cholan-24-oate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Biomolecules

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Deoxycholic acid is one of the secondary bile acids, which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria. The two primary bile acids secreted by the liver are cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid. Bacteria metabolize chenodeoxycholic acid into the secondary bile acid lithocholic acid, and they metabolize cholic acid into deoxycholic acid." [Wikipedia]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Deoxycholic acid."

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