Structural Formula

Dehydrocholic Acid



Dehydrocholic Acid


Unlike the other bile acids that NZP manufactures (cholic acid & deoxycholic acid), dehydrocholic acid does not occur naturally as a component of ox bile. Dehydrocholic acid is manufactured from cholic acid by oxidation.

Use of Chemical

The main use of dehydrocholic acid is as a digestive aid in the dietary supplement industry. It is typically formulated with enzymes like papain and pancreatin.


  • CAS Number: 81-23-2
  • Molecular Weight: 402
  • Solubility: Sparingly soluble in water- soluble in ethyl acetate, acetone and glacial acetic acid.
  • Packaging: Dehydrocholic acid is sealed in a polyethylene liner and packed in 25kg fibre drums. Customer specific packaging can be provided.