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Creation date2011-09-21 00:05:31 UTC
Update date2015-07-21 06:56:54 UTC
Primary IDFDB021938
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB Name3b,4b,7a,12a-Tetrahydroxy-5b-cholanoic acid
DescriptionA 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. [HMDB]
CAS Number129099-70-3
3b,4b,7a,12a-Tetrahydroxy-5b-cholanoic acidhmdb
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.43 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.48ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-0.4ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count6ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count5ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area118.22 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity112.07 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability47.8 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings4ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC24H40O6
IUPAC name(4R)-4-[(1S,2R,5S,6R,7S,9R,10R,11S,14R,15R,16S)-5,6,9,16-tetrahydroxy-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[²,⁷.0¹¹,¹⁵]heptadecan-14-yl]pentanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C24H40O6/c1-12(4-7-20(28)29)13-5-6-14-21-15(11-19(27)24(13,14)3)23(2)9-8-17(25)22(30)16(23)10-18(21)26/h12-19,21-22,25-27,30H,4-11H2,1-3H3,(H,28,29)/t12-,13-,14+,15+,16-,17+,18-,19+,21+,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@@H](O)[C@@H](O)CC[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
  • 12-hydroxysteroid
  • 7-hydroxysteroid
  • 3-beta-hydroxysteroid
  • 4-hydroxysteroid
  • Hydroxysteroid
  • Cyclic alcohol
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Polyol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Organic oxide
  • Alcohol
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • 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
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0a7l-0359200000-6bf4fa5a7a52d498813eJSpectraViewer
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (3 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-004i-1210189000-95897ff611a2a15a996cJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-052r-0009800000-68be3af54974aed2ccfaJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-052r-0009200000-c09d8dfd81925f71b6e4JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0002-2009000000-98f3f1e46d7651b18995JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-05fr-0002900000-3020b9a851cdf8873e39JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-1004900000-d0a37f124217ef47ca78JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9006100000-71a3c327197b45b631b9JSpectraViewer
ChemSpider ID4446984
ChEMBL IDNot Available
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID5283896
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
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CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDNot Available
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HET IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDNot Available
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Wikipedia IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
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Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / BioactivitiesNot Available
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