dehydrocholic acid


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dehydrocholic acid

[dē¦hī·drə¦käl·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C24H34O5 A white powder melting at 231-240°C, very slightly soluble in water; used as a pharmaceutical intermediate and in medicine.
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It can be obtained from poultry bile by extracting technology [12] or synthesizing from cholic acid, dehydrocholic acid, and so on.
5[beta]-Cholanoic acid (Figure 1(a)), the basic molecule of cholic acid (Figure 1(b)) and derivatives, was synthesized from dehydrocholic acid (DHCA) by the Wolff-Kishner procedure [42].
The aim of this work was to examine the impact of temperature and UV irradiation on the formation and also properties of free radicals in two pharmaceutical important bile acids, such as dehydrocholic acid (DH) and ursodeoxycholic acid (UDC).
The choleretic effects of ALE were similar to those of the reference compound dehydrocholic acid (DHCA).