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Catalog No. : DI-T-18985
CAS Number : 145-15-3
Molecular Weight : 316.48
Molecular Formula : C21H32O2
Synonym : (20R)-20-Hydroxy-pregn-4-en-3-one;(8R,9S,10S,13S,14S,17S)-17-acetyl-10,13-dimethyltetradecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3(2H)-one
Application Notes : 20-Beta-Dihydroprogesterone is an impurity of Progesterone , a steroid hormone secreted by the corpus luteum. Progesterone have various significant physiological roles, such as inducing the maturation and secretory activities of the uterine endothelium and the suppression of ovulation. Progesterone is also implicated in the etiology of breast cancer. ;Impurity in commercial preparations of Progesterone
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