|CAS Number||517-09-9 N|
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|Molar mass||266.339 g/mol|
|3D model (Jmol)||Interactive image|
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Equilenin, also known as 6,8-didehydroestrone, as well as estra-1,3,5(10),6,8-pentaen-3-ol-17-one, is an estrogenic steroid hormone obtained from the urine of pregnant mares. It is used as one of the components in Premarin. It was the first complex natural product to be successfully, fully synthesized in 1940 by Alfred L. Wilds.
- Marc A. Fritz; Leon Speroff (28 March 2012). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 751–. ISBN 978-1-4511-4847-3.
See also: Androgenics • Glucocorticoidics • Mineralocorticoidics • Progestogenics • Steroid hormone metabolism modulators