Estrone methyl ether

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Estrone methyl ether
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Other namesOestrone methyl ether; Estrone 3-methyl ether; 3-Methoxyestrone; 3-Methoxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien-17-one
Drug classEstrogen; Estrogen ether
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Molar mass284.399 g·mol−1
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Estrone methyl ether, or estrone 3-methyl ether, is a synthetic estrogen and estrogen ether – specifically, the C3 methyl ether of estrone – which was never marketed.[1][2] It has been used to synthesize mestranol (ethinylestradiol 3-methyl ether).[3]

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  1. ^ J. Elks (14 November 2014). The Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data: Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies. Springer. pp. 900–. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3.
  2. ^ George W.A Milne (8 May 2018). Drugs: Synonyms and Properties: Synonyms and Properties. Taylor & Francis. pp. 1406–. ISBN 978-1-351-78989-9.
  3. ^ Enrique Ravina (11 January 2011). The Evolution of Drug Discovery: From Traditional Medicines to Modern Drugs. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 190–. ISBN 978-3-527-32669-3.