Choline Dihydrogen Citrate

Title: Choline Dihydrogen Citrate
CAS Registry Number: 77-91-8
Additional Names: (2-Hydroxyethyl)trimethylammonium citrate
Trademarks: Chothyn (Tilden-Yates); Cirrocolina; Citracholine
Molecular Formula: C11H21NO8
Molecular Weight: 295.29
Percent Composition: C 44.74%, H 7.17%, N 4.74%, O 43.35%
Line Formula: [HOCH2CH2N+(CH3)3][C6H7O7-]
Literature References: Prepn: Klein et al., US 2870198 (1959).
Properties: Granules, mp 105-107.5°. Acrid taste. Freely sol in water; very slightly sol in alcohol. Practically insol in benzene, chloroform, ether. The pH of a 25% aq soln is 4.25. May be formulated with calcium citrate for better taste and easier tabletting.
Melting point: mp 105-107.5°
Therap-Cat: Lipotropic.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Dietary source of choline (lipotropic factor) in poultry.
Keywords: Lipotropic.
Choline Esterase Choline Salicylate Choline Theophyllinate Chondrillasterol Chondrocurine