Testosterone benzoate

Testosterone benzoate
Clinical data
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
Synonyms Testosterone 17β-benzoate; Androst-4-en-17β-ol-3-one 17β-benzoate
CAS Number 2088-71-3
PubChem (CID) 101474
UNII 387187KT3E
Chemical and physical data
Formula C26H32O3
Molar mass 392.539 g/mol
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Testosterone benzoate, or testosterone 17β-benzoate, also known as androst-4-en-17β-ol-3-one 17β-benzoate, is a synthetic, injected anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) and an androgen ester – specifically, the benzoate C17β ester of testosterone – which was never marketed.[1][2] It is a prodrug of testosterone and, when administered via intramuscular injection, is associated with a long-lasting depot effect and extended duration of action.[3][4][5]

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  1. Samuel H. Yalkowsky; Yan He; Parijat Jain (19 April 2016). Handbook of Aqueous Solubility Data, Second Edition. CRC Press. pp. 1313–. ISBN 978-1-4398-0246-5.
  2. Trevor Archer; Stefan Hansen (5 September 2013). Behavioral Biology: Neuroendocrine Axis. Psychology Press. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-1-134-76125-8.
  3. CIBA Foundation Symposium (17 September 2009). Hormones, Psychology and Behaviour, Volume 3: Book I of Colloquia on Endocrinology. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 260–. ISBN 978-0-470-71486-7.
  4. Bernd Schaefer (26 May 2015). Natural Products in the Chemical Industry. Springer. pp. 540–. ISBN 978-3-642-54461-3.
  5. Henryk Lamparczyk (21 August 1992). CRC Handbook of Chromatography: Analysis and Characterization of Steroids. CRC Press. pp. 34–. ISBN 978-0-8493-3008-7.

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