Agent Name

Cholic acid

CAS Number

81-25-4

Formula

C24-H40-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

17-beta-(1-Methyl-3-carboxypropyl)etiocholane-3alpha,7alpha,12alpha-triol; 3,7,12-Trihydroxy-cholan-24-oic acid (3-alpha,5-beta,7-alpha,12-alpha); 3,7,12-Trihydroxycholan-24-oic acid, (3alpha,5beta,7alpha,12alpha)-; 3,7,12-Trihydroxycholanic acid; 3-alpha,7-alpha,12-alpha-Trihydroxy-5-beta-cholan-24-oic acid; 3-alpha,7-alpha,12-alpha-Trihydroxycholansaeure [German]; 3alpha,7alpha,12alpha-Trihydroxy-5beta-cholanic acid; 5beta-Cholan-24-oic acid, 3alpha,7alpha,12alpha-trihydroxy-; Cholalic acid; Cholalin; Cholan-24-oic acid, 3,7,12-trihydroxy-, (3alpha,5beta,7alpha,12alpha)-; Cholic acid, 5beta-; Cholsaeure [German]; Colalin; Colalin (VAN); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found conjugated with glycine or taurine in the bile of most vertebrates; Used as a gallbladder stimulant; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research, as an intermediate for pharmaceuticals, and as a food emulsifying agent; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: symptomatic drug ingestion; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.65E-15 mm Hg

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