Hexestrol diphosphate

Hexestrol diphosphate
CAS Number 24809-02-7
PubChem (CID) 193055
ChemSpider 167536
UNII 30L14W008X
Chemical and physical data
Formula C18H24O8P2
Molar mass 430.325884 g/mol
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Hexestrol diphosphate (brand names Cytostesin, Pharmestrin, Retalon Aquosum) is a synthetic, non-steroidal estrogen of the stilbestrol group related to diethylstilbestrol and used as an estrogen and antineoplastic agent (in prostate cancer).[1][2] It is an ester of hexestrol.[1] The drug has been known since at least 1956.[2]

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  1. 1 2 J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. p. 163. doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-2085-3. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3. OCLC 898564124.
  2. 1 2 E. Adami; E. Marazzi-Uberti (July–December 1956). "[Experimental research on prostatic antineoplastic agent: hexestrol diphosphate]". Giornale Italiano di Chemioterapia (in Italian). 3 (3–4): 362–9. ISSN 0017-0445. PMID 13462184.

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