|Synonyms||Dihydroxyprogesterone; DHP; Alfasone; Alphasone; Neo-Alfasol; 16α,17α-Dihydroxyprogesterone; 16α,17α-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione; Alphasone; Alfasone|
|Drug class||Progestin; Progestogen|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||346.461 g/mol|
|3D model (JSmol)|
Algestone (INN), also known as alphasone or alfasone, as well as dihydroxyprogesterone, is a progestin which was never marketed. Another progestin, algestone acetophenide, in contrast, has been marketed as a hormonal contraceptive.
Algestone, also known as 16α,17α-dihydroxyprogesterone or as 16α,17α-dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, is a synthetic pregnane steroid and a derivative of progesterone and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone. Closely related analogues of algestone include 16α-hydroxyprogesterone, algestone acetonide, and algestone acetophenide.
- A. D. Roberts (1991). Dictionary of Steroids: Chemical Data, Structures, and Bibliographies. CRC Press. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-412-27060-4. Retrieved 25 May 2012.