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Cholic acid

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cholic acid
IUPAC name:
Synonyms: 3α,7α,12α-Trihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid, Cholanic acid
Formula: C24H40O5

 Uses: bile acid

 Properties: emulsifier


Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
408.57 81-25-4

Cholic acid, and its derivatives, are the major components of bile. It is structurally similar to cholesterol and steroids. Related bile acids include deoxycholic acid, dehydrocholic acid and others.