An organic compound, chlorine chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt. A choline cation exists in it, while urea is a cloudless organic compound that dissolves in water. With the formula [(CH3)3NCH2CH2OH]Cl, it contains both an alcohol and a quaternary ammonium salt. This bifunctional compound contains natural choline as the cation. Usually used in animal feed, it is a white, water-soluble salt.
Choline Chloride Properties:
- Solubility in water: Very soluble (>650 g/l)
- Chemical formula: C5H14ClNO
- Melting point: 302 C (576 F; 575 K)
- Appearance: White or deliquescent crystals
- Molar mass: 139.62 gmol1
- CAS Number: 67-48-1
How does it work?
Chickens particularly need it for accelerating growth, which is why feed additives like it are important. Many compounds, including urea, ethylene glycol, glycerol, and others, can form deep eutectic solvents. Additionally, it is utilized as a clay control additive in fluids that are further used for hydraulic fracturing.
Applications Or where it is used:
Chicken feed contains it as an important additive, as it increases growth.
Choline can cause unpleasant and possibly harmful side effects when consumed in excess. Dropping blood pressure, sweating, diarrhea, fishy body odor, nausea, and vomiting are some of these symptoms.