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C1879

Sigma-Aldrich

Choline chloride

≥98%

Synonym(s):
(2-Hydroxyethyl)trimethylammonium chloride
Linear Formula:
(CH3)3N(Cl)CH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
139.62
Beilstein:
3563126
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

biological source

synthetic

Quality Level

assay

≥98%

form

powder or crystals

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

color

colorless to white

mp

302-305 °C (dec.) (lit.)

SMILES string

[Cl-].C[N+](C)(C)CCO

InChI

1S/C5H14NO.ClH/c1-6(2,3)4-5-7;/h7H,4-5H2,1-3H3;1H/q+1;/p-1

InChI key

SGMZJAMFUVOLNK-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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General description

Choline chloride is the synthetic form of vitamin B4, choline and is a common poultry feed.

Application

Choline chloride has been used:
  • as a substrate for measuring choline oxidase enzyme activity using fluorescence measurements
  • as a component of non-physiological buffers for testing calcium based inhibition of cytochrome c oxidaseP
  • as a component of perfusate solution for studying arterial pressure in jejunum samples

Packaging

500 g in poly bottle
1, 5 kg in poly drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

Choline chloride treatment of radish seeds modulates phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine levels. It elicits hepatoprotective effects and modulates methyl carbon based metabolic pathways.
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 .

Substrates

Choline acetyltransferase substrate

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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