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Record Information
Creation Date2009-11-30 15:51:16 UTC
Update Date2013-02-09 00:29:57 UTC
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Metabolite Identification
Common NameCaproylcholine
DescriptionCaproylcholine is a fatty acid-choline as the ester product of Caproic acid and cholinel. The pharmacological effects of a series of fatty acid-choline esters have been studied on the isolated rabbit heart, the isolated guinea-pig ileum and the rat stomach. The effect changed with increasing chain length, and three different types of response were observed. The shortchain compounds produced depression of the isolated rabbit heart and spasm of the isolated guinea-pig ileum. Only one, butyrylcholine, had an erratic stimulating effect on hydrochloric acid secretion by the partially vagotomized rat stomach. Medium-chain compounds had a stimulating effect on the isolated rabbit heart, a mixed spasmogenic and relaxant effect on the isolated guinea-pig ileum, and no effect on the rat stomach. Long-chain compounds blocked the effect of acetylcholine on the isolated rabbit heart and the isolated guinea-pig ileum; they also depressed spontaneous hydrochloric acid secretion by the rat stomach.
SynonymsNot Available
Chemical FormulaC11H24NO2
Average Molecular Weight202.3138
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight202.180704017
IUPAC Name[2-(hexanoyloxy)ethyl]trimethylazanium
Traditional Name[2-(hexanoyloxy)ethyl]trimethylazanium
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as acyl cholines. These are acylated derivatives of choline. Choline or 2-Hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium is a quaternary ammonium salt with the chemical formula (CH3)3N+(CH2)2OH.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganonitrogen compounds
ClassQuaternary ammonium salts
Sub ClassCholines
Direct ParentAcyl cholines
Alternative Parents
  • Acyl choline
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Fatty acyl
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Amine
  • Organic cation
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
StatusExpected but not Quantified
  • Endogenous
BiofunctionNot Available
ApplicationNot Available
Cellular locationsNot Available
Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.004 mg/mLALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count8ChemAxon
Refractivity69.78 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability24.87 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular LocationsNot Available
Biofluid LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
Not Available
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB029343
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID167927
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB13224
Metagene LinkHMDB13224
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound193513
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available