Mestranol CAS: 72-33-3
MF: C21H26O2
MW: 310.43
An orally active estrogenic steroid.

Mestranol (CAS 72-33-3)

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Alternate Names: Menophase; Ovastol; Devocin
Application: Mestranol is an orally active estrogenic steroid
CAS Number: 72-33-3
Purity: ≥99%
Molecular Weight: 310.43
Molecular Formula: C21H26O2
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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Mestranol is the 3-methyl ether of ethinylestradiol. It is a biologically inactive prodrug of ethinylestradiol to which it is demethylated in the liver with a conversion efficiency of 70% (50 μg of mestranol is pharmacokinetically bioequivalent to 35 μg of ethinylestradiol).


References

Goldzieher, J.W., et al.: Contraception, 21,17 (1980), El-Obeid, H.A., et al.: Anal. Profiles Drug Subs., 11, 375 (1982), Spellacy, W.N., et al.: Metabolism, 31, 106 (1982),

Physical State :
Solid
Solubility :
Soluble in DMSO (15 mg/mL at 25° C), water (<1 mg/mL at 25° C), and ethanol (25 mg/mL at 25° C).
Storage :
Store at -20° C
Melting Point :
153-155° C (lit.)
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
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