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Creation date2011-09-21 00:05:28 UTC
Update date2019-11-26 03:21:00 UTC
Primary IDFDB021934
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB Name1beta-Hydroxycholic acid
Description1b-Hydroxycholic acid is a C24 bile acid in the serum of healthy human fetuses, and an usual urinary bile acid in the neonatal and pediatric periods, also excreted in the urine of pregnant women. (PMID: 9483300, 10203155, 1400756) A bile acid. Bile acids are steroid acids found predominantly in bile of mammals. The distinction between different bile acids is minute, depends only on presence or absence of hydroxyl groups on positions 3, 7, and 12. Bile acids are physiological detergents that facilitate excretion, absorption, and transport of fats and sterols in the intestine and liver. Bile acids are also steroidal amphipathic molecules derived from the catabolism of cholesterol. They modulate bile flow and lipid secretion, are essential for the absorption of dietary fats and vitamins, and have been implicated in the regulation of all the key enzymes involved in cholesterol homeostasis. Bile acids recirculate through the liver, bile ducts, small intestine and portal vein to form an enterohepatic circuit. They exist as anions at physiological pH and, consequently, require a carrier for transport across the membranes of the enterohepatic tissues. The unique detergent properties of bile acids are essential for the digestion and intestinal absorption of hydrophobic nutrients. Bile acids have potent toxic properties (e.g., membrane disruption) and there are a plethora of mechanisms to limit their accumulation in blood and tissues. (PMID: 11316487, 16037564, 12576301, 11907135) [HMDB]
CAS Number80875-94-1
1b,3a,7a,12a-Tetrahydroxy-5b-cholan-24-oic acidHMDB
1b,3a,7a,12a-Tetrahydroxy-5b-cholanoic acidHMDB
1b-HydroxycholateHMDB, Generator
(4R)-4-[(1S,2S,3R,5S,7S,9R,10S,11S,14R,15R,16S)-3,5,9,16-Tetrahydroxy-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[²,⁷.0¹¹,¹⁵]heptadecan-14-yl]pentanoateGenerator, HMDB
(1beta,3alpha,5beta,7alpha,12alpha)-1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oic acidHMDB
(1β,3α,5β,7α,12α)-1,3,7,12-Tetrahydroxycholan-24-oic acidHMDB
1beta,3alpha,7alpha,12alpha-Tetrahydroxy-5beta-cholan-24-oic acidHMDB
1beta,3alpha,7alpha,12alpha-Tetrahydroxy-5beta-cholanoic acidHMDB
1beta-Hydroxycholic acidHMDB
1β,3α,7α,12α-Tetrahydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acidHMDB
1β,3α,7α,12α-Tetrahydroxy-5β-cholanoic acidHMDB
1β-Hydroxycholic acidHMDB
1b-Hydroxycholic acidhmdb
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.44 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.48ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-0.19ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count6ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count5ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area118.22 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity112.26 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability47.72 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleNoChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC24H40O6
IUPAC name(4R)-4-[(1S,2S,3R,5S,7S,9R,10S,11S,14R,15R,16S)-3,5,9,16-tetrahydroxy-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[^{2,7}.0^{11,15}]heptadecan-14-yl]pentanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C24H40O6/c1-12(4-7-21(29)30)15-5-6-16-22-17(11-20(28)24(15,16)3)23(2)13(9-18(22)26)8-14(25)10-19(23)27/h12-20,22,25-28H,4-11H2,1-3H3,(H,29,30)/t12-,13+,14+,15-,16+,17+,18-,19-,20+,22+,23+,24-/m1/s1
Isomeric SMILES[H][C@@]12CC[C@H]([C@H](C)CCC(O)=O)[C@@]1(C)[C@@H](O)C[C@@]1([H])[C@@]2([H])[C@H](O)C[C@]2([H])C[C@H](O)C[C@@H](O)[C@]12C
Average Molecular Weight424.5708
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight424.282489012
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tetrahydroxy bile acids, alcohols and derivatives. These are prenol lipids structurally characterized by a bile acid or alcohol which bears four hydroxyl groups.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSteroids and steroid derivatives
Sub ClassBile acids, alcohols and derivatives
Direct ParentTetrahydroxy bile acids, alcohols and derivatives
Alternative Parents
  • Tetrahydroxy bile acid, alcohol, or derivatives
  • 3-hydroxysteroid
  • 1-hydroxysteroid
  • 12-hydroxysteroid
  • 7-hydroxysteroid
  • 3-alpha-hydroxysteroid
  • Hydroxysteroid
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Polyol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic oxide
  • Alcohol
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aliphatic homopolycyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic homopolycyclic compounds
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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physical stateSolid
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
DensityNot Available
Refractive IndexNot Available
TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MS1beta-Hydroxycholic acid, non-derivatized, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, Positivesplash10-057i-0249200000-1a1eedb65fdf0a794e79Spectrum
Predicted GC-MS1beta-Hydroxycholic acid, 3 TMS, Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00b9-1200297000-503ca0a1e99e7d98d8bcSpectrum
TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-052r-0009600000-6c558a12db43170fd739Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-000i-0009200000-a50a994af51c8ff4cd07Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-003b-1109000000-c9075263d3ec049590b3Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-05fr-0003900000-fbaebc0f89278b42f65aSpectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-1005900000-1eb1971721da05866fe1Spectrum
Predicted MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9007100000-c74b52c5102a149c0891Spectrum
NMRNot Available
ChemSpider ID4446981
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID5283893
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
EAFUS IDNot Available
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BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDNot Available
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
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FoodContent Range AverageReference
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Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
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