Agent Name

Deoxycholic acid

CAS Number

83-44-3

Formula

C24-H40-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

17-beta-(1-Methyl-3-carboxypropyl)-etiocholane-3-alpha,12-alpha-diol; 3,12-Dihydroxycholan-24-oic acid, (3alpha,5beta,12alpha)-; 3,12-Dihydroxycholanic acid; 3-alpha,12-alpha-Dihydroxy-5-beta-cholanoic acid; 3-alpha,12-alpha-Dihydroxycholansaeure [German]; 3alpha,12alpha-Dihydroxy-5beta-cholan-24-oic acid; 3alpha,12alpha-Dihydroxy-5beta-cholanic acid; 5-beta-Deoxycholic acid; 5beta-Cholan-24-oic acid, 3alpha,12alpha-dihydroxy-; 7alpha-Deoxycholic acid; Cholan-24-oic, 3,12-dihydroxy-(3alpha,5beta,12alpha)-; Choleic acid; Cholerebic; Cholic acid, deoxy-; Cholorebic; Degalol; Deoxy cholic acid; Deoxycholatic acid; Desoxycholic acid; Desoxycholsaeure [German]; Dihydroxycholanoic acid; Droxolan; Pyrochol; Septochol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Naturally occurs in the bile of man, ox, sheep, dog, goat, and rabbit; [Merck Index] Used as emulsifying agent in food, a precursor in the synthesis of cortisone, and a gallbladder stimulant; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: symptomatic drug ingestion; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.0E-13 mm Hg

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