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Dehydrocholic acid

Dehydrocholic acid
IUPAC name (4R)-4-[(5S,8R,9S,10S,13R,14S,17R)-10,13-dimethyl-3,7,12-trioxo-1,2,4,5,6,8,9,11,14,15,16,17-dodecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl]pentanoic acid
CAS number 81-23-2
PubChem 6674
SMILES C[C@H](CCC(=O)O)[C@H]1CC[C@@H]2[C@@]1(C(=O)C[C@H]3[C@H]2C(=O)C[C@H]4[C@@]3(CCC(=O)C4)C)C
Molecular formula C24H34O5
Molar mass 402.52
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Dehydrocholic acid is a synthetic bile acid, manufactured by the oxidation of cholic acid. It acts as a hydrocholeretic, increasing bile output to clear increased bile acid load.[1]


  1. ^ Yousef IM, Barnwell SG, Tuchweber B, Weber A, Roy CC (1987). "Effect of complete sulfation of bile acids on bile formation in rats". Hepatology 7 (3): 535–42. PMID 3570165.
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