Record Information
Creation date2018-05-02 12:26:29 UTC
Update date2018-05-04 14:23:26 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC001189
FoodDB RecordFDB027477
Chemical Information
NameEthyl glucuronide
DescriptionEthyl glucuronide is a natural human metabolite of Ethanol generated in the liver by UDP glucuonyltransferase. Glucuronidation is used to assist in the excretion of toxic substances, drugs or other substances that cannot be used as an energy source. Glucuronic acid is attached via a glycosidic bond to the substance, and the resulting glucuronide, which has a much higher water solubility than the original substance, is eventually excreted by the kidneys. [HMDB]. Ethyl glucuronide is a general biomarker for the consumption of alcohol.
CAS Number17685-04-0
beta-D-Ethyl glucuronideHMDB
D-Ethyl glucuronideHMDB
Ethyl beta-D-glucopyranosiduronateHMDB
Ethyl beta-D-glucopyranosiduronic acidHMDB
Chemical FormulaC8H14O7
IUPAC name(2S,3S,4S,5R,6R)-6-ethoxy-3,4,5-trihydroxyoxane-2-carboxylic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C8H14O7/c1-2-14-8-5(11)3(9)4(10)6(15-8)7(12)13/h3-6,8-11H,2H2,1H3,(H,12,13)/t3-,4-,5+,6-,8+/m0/s1
Isomeric SMILESCCO[C@@H]1O[C@@H]([C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]1O)C(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight222.1926
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight222.073952802
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as o-glucuronides. These are glucuronides in which the aglycone is linked to the carbohydrate unit through an O-glycosidic bond.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbohydrates and carbohydrate conjugates
Direct ParentO-glucuronides
Alternative Parents
  • O-glucuronide
  • 1-o-glucuronide
  • Hexose monosaccharide
  • Glycosyl compound
  • O-glycosyl compound
  • Beta-hydroxy acid
  • Hydroxy acid
  • Pyran
  • Monosaccharide
  • Oxane
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Acetal
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Oxacycle
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Polyol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Carbonyl group
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Experimental logPNot Available
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Melting PointNot Available
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity Available1 to 2 mg
Delivery Time2 weeks
Storage Formpowder
Storage Conditions-18°C
StabilityNot Available
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Augustin ScalbertInternational Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Biomarkers Group, 150 cours Albert Thomas, Lyon, FR,
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