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Androstadienone chemical structure.png
Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS Registry Number 4075-07-4 YesY
ATC code None
PubChem CID: 92979
ChemSpider 83932 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C19H26O
Molecular mass 270.408 g/mol
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Androstadienone[pronunciation?], also known as androsta-4,16,-dien-3-one, is a chemical compound that has been described as having strong pheromone-like activities in humans.[1] It is a metabolite of the sex hormone testosterone: however, androstadienone does not exhibit any known androgenic or anabolic effects. Though it has been reported to significantly affect the mood of heterosexual women and homosexual men, it does not alter behavior overtly,[2] although it may have more subtle effects on attention.[3] Androstadienone is commonly sold in male fragrances, it is purported, to increase sexual attraction.

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