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Title: 17-Methyltestosterone
CAS Registry Number: 58-18-4
CAS Name: (17b)-17-Hydroxy-17-methylandrost-4-en-3-one
Additional Names: 17a-methyl-D4-androsten-17b-ol-3-one
Trademarks: Android (Valeant); Metandren (Novartis); Neohombreol M (Organon); Oreton Methyl (Schering); Testred (Valeant)
Molecular Formula: C20H30O2
Molecular Weight: 302.45
Percent Composition: C 79.42%, H 10.00%, O 10.58%
Literature References: Prepn from 17-methyl-D5,6-androstene-3,17-diol: Oppenauer, Rec. Trav. Chim. 56, 137 (1937); US 2384335 (1945 to Alien Property Custodian); from 17-methyl-D4-androsten-17-ol with CrO3: Miescher, Wettstein, US 2374370; US 2374369 (both 1945 to Ciba); from androstenedione 3-enol ethyl ether: Miescher, US 2386331 (1945 to Ciba); from dehydroandrosterone: Julian et al., US 2435013 (1945 to Glidden).
Properties: Crystals from hexane. mp 161-166°. Stable in air. [a]D25 +69 to +75° (dioxane). Soluble in alcohol, methanol, ether and in other organic solvents. Sparingly sol in vegetable oils. Practically insol in water.
Melting point: mp 161-166°
Optical Rotation: [a]D25 +69 to +75° (dioxane)
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (anabolic steroid): 21 CFR, 1308.13, as defined in 1300.01.
Therap-Cat: Androgen.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as an androgenic agent.
Keywords: Androgen.

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