Clinical data
ATC code None
CAS Number 10448-96-1
PubChem (CID) 65601
ChemSpider 59042
Chemical and physical data
Formula C19H24O2
Molar mass 284.39266 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Almestrone (INN) (developmental code names Ba 38372, Ciba 38372), also known as 7α-methylestrone, is a synthetic, steroidal estrogen that was synthesized in 1967 but was never marketed.[1] It is used as a precursor in the synthesis of several highly active steroids.[2][3]


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  2. Krause, Norbert; Aksin-Artok, Özge (2011). "Copper-Mediated and Copper-Catalyzed Addition and Substitution Reactions of Extended Multiple Bond Systems". doi:10.1002/9780470682531.pat0450.
  3. Ribeiro Morais, Goreti; Yoshioka, Naho; Watanabe, Masataka; Mataka, Shuntaro; Neves Oliveira, Cristina das; Thiemann, Thies (2006). "C7-Substituted Estranes and Related Steroids". Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry. 3 (3): 229–251. doi:10.2174/1570193X10603030229. ISSN 1570-193X.

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