Obeticholic Acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 522440

CAS#: 459789-99-2

Description: Obeticholic Acid (INT747; 6-ECDCA) is a novel derivative of cholic acid which acts as a potent and selective FXR agonist displaying anticholeretic activity in an in vivo rat model of cholestasis. It inhibits vascular smooth muscle cell inflammation and migration as well as promotes adipocyte differentiation and regulates adipose cell function in vivo.

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Obeticholic Acid, purity > 98%, is in stock. The same day shipping out after order is received. Note: the estimated shipping out time for order > 80g may be 2 weeks. Kilograms are in stock. Please email sales@medkoo.com to ask prices.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 522440
Name: Obeticholic Acid
CAS#: 459789-99-2
Chemical Formula: C26H44O4
Exact Mass: 420.32396
Molecular Weight: 420.63
Elemental Analysis: C, 74.24; H, 10.54; O, 15.21

Synonym: 6-Ethylchenodeoxycholic acid; Obeticholic acid; INT 747; INT-747; INT747; 6-ECDCA; Ocaliva.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (4R)-4-[(3R,5S,6R,7R,8S,9S,10S,13R,14S,17R)-6-ethyl-3,7-dihydroxy-10,13-dimethyl-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-tetradecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl]pentanoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C26H44O4/c1-5-17-21-14-16(27)10-12-26(21,4)20-11-13-25(3)18(15(2)6-9-22(28)29)7-8-19(25)23(20)24(17)30/h15-21,23-24,27,30H,5-14H2,1-4H3,(H,28,29)/t15-,16-,17-,18-,19+,20+,21+,23+,24-,25-,26-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C[C@@H]([C@H]1CC[C@@]2([H])[C@]3([H])[C@H](O)[C@H](CC)[C@]4([H])C[C@H](O)CC[C@]4(C)[C@@]3([H])CC[C@]12C)CCC(O)=O

Technical Data

White to off-white solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Certificate of Analysis:

Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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