Glycocholic acid

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.[1] Its anion is called glycocholate.

Glycocholic acid
Glycocholic acid
Names
IUPAC name
Glycocholic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.006.815
UNII
Properties
C26H43NO6
Molar mass 465.63 g·mol−1
Melting point 130 °C (266 °F; 403 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Glycocholic Acid". MeSH.

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