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Title: Normethandrone
CAS Registry Number: 514-61-4
CAS Name: (17b)-17-Hydroxy-17-methylestr-4-en-3-one
Additional Names: 17a-methyl-19-nortestosterone; methylestrenolone; normethandrolone; normetandrone; methylnortestosterone
Trademarks: Orgasteron (Organon); Metalutin (Parke-Davis); Methalutin
Molecular Formula: C19H28O2
Molecular Weight: 288.42
Percent Composition: C 79.12%, H 9.79%, O 11.09%
Literature References: Prepn: Djerassi et al., US 2744122 and US 2774777 (1956 to Syntex); J. Am. Chem. Soc. 76, 4092 (1956); De Ruggieri, US 2849461 (1958).
Properties: Crystals from ether-hexane, mp 156-158° (Kofler). [a]D +33°. uv max (ethanol): 240 nm (log e 4.23).
Melting point: mp 156-158° (Kofler)
Optical Rotation: [a]D +33°
Absorption maximum: uv max (ethanol): 240 nm (log e 4.23)
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (anabolic steroid): 21 CFR, 1308.13, as defined in 1300.01.
Therap-Cat: Androgen.
Keywords: Androgen.

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