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Glycocholic acid

Glycocholic acid
IUPAC name Glycocholic acid
CAS number 475-31-0
SMILES C[C@@]34[C@] (CC[C@@H]4[C@@H]
(CCC(NCC(O)=O)=O)C) ([H])[C@]2([H]) [C@H](O)C[C@]1
([H])C[C@H](O) CC[C@@](C)1[C@] ([H])2C[C@@H]3O
Molecular formula C26H43NO6
Molar mass 465.631 g/mol
Melting point

130 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

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. Its anion is called glycocholate.

See also

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