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|Molar mass||515.70 g mol−1|
|Melting point||125.0 °C (257.0 °F; 398.1 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Taurocholic acid, known also as cholaic acid, cholyltaurine, or acidum cholatauricum, is a deliquescent yellowish 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 taurine. In medical use, it is administered as a cholagogue and choleretic.
This acid is also one of the many molecules in the body that has cholesterol as its precursor.
LD50 in newborn rats is 380 mg/kg.
- Taurocholic acid, sodium salt at GlycoFineChem.com