Testosterone decanoate

Testosterone decanoate
Clinical data
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
CAS Number 5721-91-5
PubChem (CID) 155143
ChemSpider 136680
KEGG D08573
Chemical and physical data
Formula C29H46O3
Molar mass 442.68 g·mol−1
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

Testosterone decanoate (BAN) is an androgen and anabolic steroid and a testosterone ester.[1][2][3] It is or has been a component of Sustanon, along with testosterone propionate, testosterone phenylpropionate, and testosterone isocaproate.[4] Testosterone decanoate has been investigated as a potential long-acting injectable male contraceptive.[5][6][7]


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