Monoctanoin

(BAN, USAN)

💊 Chemical information

Monoctanoína; Monooctanoin; Mono-octanoin.
CAS — 26402-26-6 (glyceryl mono-octanoate).

Description.

Monoctanoin is a semisynthetic mixture of glycerol esters, containing 80 to 85% of glyceryl mono-octanoate (C 11 H 22 O 4 = 218.3), 10 to 15% of glyceryl mono-decanoate (C 13 H 26 O 4 = 246.3) and glyceryl di-octanoate (C 19 H 36 O 5 = 344.5), and a maximum of 2.5% of free glycerol (C 3 H 8 O 3 = 92.09).

💊 Profile

Monoctanoin given by continuous perfusion through a catheter inserted directly into the common bile duct has been used to dissolve cholesterol gallstones retained after cholecystectomy.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

USA: Moctanin†.
Published May 08, 2019.