|Synonyms||α-Dihydroequilin; 7-Dehydro-17α-estradiol; Estra-1,3,5(10),7-tetraen-3,17α-diol|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||270.366 g/mol|
|3D model (JSmol)|
17α-Dihydroequilin, or α-dihydroequilin, also known as 7-dehydro-17α-estradiol, as well as estra-1,3,5(10),7-tetraene-3,17α-diol, is a naturally occurring steroidal estrogen found in horses which is closely related to equilin, equilenin, and 17α-estradiol. The compound, as the 3-sulfate ester sodium salt, is present in conjugated estrogens (Premarin), a pharmaceutical extract of the urine of pregnant mares, and is the third highest quantity constituent in the formulation (13.8%).
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