Deoxycholic acid has been used in a modified procedure to recover 40-80% of a protein from a 1 µg/mL solution. It forms complexes with fatty acid. Used as an emulsifying agent in food, a precursor in the synthesis of cortisone, and a gallbladder stimulant. It has been used to study assess how physiological concentrations of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) vs. deoxycholic acid (DCA) affect barrier function in mouse intestinal tissue. Deoxycholic acid has been used in a study to assess a pH-Responsive Mechanism of a Deoxycholic Acid and Folate Co-Modified Chitosan Micelle under Cancerous Environment. It has also been used in a study to investigate dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effect of ursodeoxycholic acid in experimental colitis.
The free acid is soluble at 0.044 g/L in water at 20°C. Solubility in methanol is almost transparent.
Store away from oxidizing agents. Keep the container tightly closed and place it in a cool, dry and well ventilated condition.
|+54° (c=2 in Ethanol)|
|172° to 176°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
Specific treatment (see label).
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : FZ2100000
TSCA : TSCA