Deoxycorticosterone Acetate
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Title: Deoxycorticosterone Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 56-47-3
CAS Name: 21-Acetyloxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Additional Names: 21-hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione 21-acetate; 11-deoxycorticosterone acetate; cortexone acetate; desoxycorticosterone acetate; deoxycortone acetate; desoxycortone acetate; DCA
Trademarks: Cortate (Schering); Cortiron (Schering AG); Decosteron (Kwizda); Doca (Organon); Dorcostrin (Dorsey); Percorten (Novartis); Syncortyl (Roussel Diamant)
Molecular Formula: C23H32O4
Molecular Weight: 372.50
Percent Composition: C 74.16%, H 8.66%, O 17.18%
Properties: Orthorhombic needles from alcohol, stable in air, mp 154-160°. Sublimes in high vacuum. [a]D20 +168 to +176° (dioxane). Slightly sol in alcohol, methanol, acetone, ether, dioxane, propylene glycol (10 mg/ml), vegetable oils. Practically insol in water.
Melting point: mp 154-160°
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 +168 to +176° (dioxane)
Therap-Cat: Mineralocorticoid.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Adrenocortical steroid, mineralocorticoid.
Keywords: Mineralocorticoid.

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