Estrone benzoate

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Estrone benzoate
Estrone benzoate.svg
Clinical data
Other namesKetohydroxyestrin benzoate; Estra-1,3,5(10)-trien-3-ol-17-one 3-benzoate
Routes of
Intramuscular injection
Drug classEstrogen; Estrogen ester
  • [(8R,9S,13S,14S)-13-methyl-17-oxo-7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16-octahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-yl] benzoate
CAS Number
PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass374.480 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • C[C@]12CC[C@H]3[C@H]([C@@H]1CCC2=O)CCC4=C3C=CC(=C4)OC(=O)C5=CC=CC=C5
  • InChI=1S/C25H26O3/c1-25-14-13-20-19-10-8-18(28-24(27)16-5-3-2-4-6-16)15-17(19)7-9-21(20)22(25)11-12-23(25)26/h2-6,8,10,15,20-22H,7,9,11-14H2,1H3/t20-,21-,22+,25+/m1/s1

Estrone benzoate, or estrone 3-benzoate, is a synthetic estrogen and estrogen ester – specifically, the C3 benzoate ester of estrone – which was first reported in 1932 and was never marketed.[1][2][3][4] It led to the development in 1933 of the more active estradiol benzoate, the first estradiol ester to be introduced for medical use.[5][6][7][8]

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  2. ^ A. Labhart (6 December 2012). Clinical Endocrinology: Theory and Practice. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 512–. ISBN 978-3-642-96158-8.
  3. ^ Parkes AS (February 1938). "Effective Absorption of Hormones". Br Med J. 1 (4024): 371–3. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.4024.371. PMC 2085798. PMID 20781252.
  4. ^ Butenandt, Adolf; Störmer, Inge (1932). "Über isomere Follikelhormone. Untersuchungen über das weibliche Sexualhormon, 7. Mitteilung" [About isomeric follicle hormones. Studies on the female sex hormone, 7th communication.]. Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für physiologische Chemie. 208 (4): 129–148. doi:10.1515/bchm2.1932.208.4.129. ISSN 0018-4888.
  5. ^ Michael Oettel; Ekkehard Schillinger (6 December 2012). Estrogens and Antiestrogens I: Physiology and Mechanisms of Action of Estrogens and Antiestrogens. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-3-642-58616-3.
  6. ^ Miescher K, Scholz C, Tschopp E (1938). "The activation of female sex hormones: Mono-esters of alpha-oestradiol". Biochem. J. 32 (8): 1273–80. doi:10.1042/bj0321273b. PMC 1264184. PMID 16746750.
  7. ^ Enrique Raviña; Hugo Kubinyi (16 May 2011). The Evolution of Drug Discovery: From Traditional Medicines to Modern Drugs. John Wiley & Sons. p. 175. ISBN 978-3-527-32669-3. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  8. ^ Folley SJ (December 1936). "The effect of oestrogenic hormones on lactation and on the phosphatase of the blood and milk of the lactating cow". The Biochemical Journal. 30 (12): 2262–72. doi:10.1042/bj0302262. PMC 1263335. PMID 16746289.[permanent dead link]