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Choline chloride

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

(2-Hydroxyethyl)trimethylammonium chloride
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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard


traceable to USP 1133547


current certificate can be downloaded


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


302-305 °C (dec.) (lit.)


pharmaceutical (small molecule)



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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
Choline chloride may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by liquid chromatography technique.

Biochem/physiol Actions

The enzymatic activities of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and paraoxonase 1 (PON1), two serum enzymes synthesized by the liver and related with inflammation, were decreased in a sepsis animal model injected with LPS. Choline chloride administered intravenously at 20 mg/kg body weight prevents the LPS-mediated decreases in the activities of these two enzymes .


Choline acetyltransferase substrate

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAC3558 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Quotes and Ordering

Liquid chromatographic determination with fluorescence detection of B6 vitamers and riboflavin in milk and pharmaceuticals
Gatti R and Gioia MG
Analytica Chimica Acta, 538(1-2), 135-141 (2005)
Elisabeth Traiffort et al.
Molecular aspects of medicine, 34(2-3), 646-654 (2013-03-20)
The Na(+)-independent, high affinity choline carrier system proposed to supply choline for the synthesis of cell membrane phospholipids was recently associated with SLC44 family members (SLC44A1-5) also called choline-like transporter family. SLC44A1 is widely expressed throughout the nervous system in
Katherine D Weaver et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1828(8), 1856-1862 (2013-04-02)
To better understand the relationship between the relative cytotoxicity of diluted ionic liquids and their specific interaction with biological membranes, the thermotropic behavior of model lipid membrane systems formulated in a series of choline based organic salts was investigated. Unilamellar
Mohsen Beheshti et al.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 54(6), 833-840 (2013-04-06)
We evaluated the potential of (18)F-fluoromethyldimethyl-2-hydroxyethyl-ammonium (FCH) PET/CT in the detection of recurrent disease or distant metastases and correlated its diagnostic accuracy with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in prostate cancer patients with biochemical evidence of recurrence. Furthermore, the influences of
Robert A Koeth et al.
Nature medicine, 19(5), 576-585 (2013-04-09)
Intestinal microbiota metabolism of choline and phosphatidylcholine produces trimethylamine (TMA), which is further metabolized to a proatherogenic species, trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO). We demonstrate here that metabolism by intestinal microbiota of dietary L-carnitine, a trimethylamine abundant in red meat, also produces TMAO

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