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Title: Benzestrol
CAS Registry Number: 85-95-0
CAS Name: 4,4¢-(1,2-Diethyl-3-methyl-1,3-propanediyl)bisphenol
Additional Names: 3-ethyl-2,4-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)hexane; octestrol
Trademarks: Octofollin (Schieffelin)
Molecular Formula: C20H26O2
Molecular Weight: 298.42
Percent Composition: C 80.50%, H 8.78%, O 10.72%
Literature References: Synthesis: Stuart et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 68, 729 (1946). Improved method: Kiprianov, Kutsenko, Zh. Prikl. Khim. 31, 665 (1958).
Properties: Crystals, mp 162-166°. Freely sol in acetone, ether, ethanol, methanol and dil sodium hydroxide soln; sol in vegetable oils; moderately sol in glacial acetic acid; slightly sol in benzene, chloroform, petr ether, and dil ethanol. Practically insol in water.
Melting point: mp 162-166°
Therap-Cat: Estrogen.
Keywords: Estrogen; Nonsteroidal.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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