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SynonymsDeacetylsuperlutin; 16-Methylene-6-dehydro-17α-hydroxyprogesterone; 16-Methylenepregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione; 16-Methyl-4,6,16-pregnatriene-3,20-dione
Drug classProgestogen; Progestin
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass324.464 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

Methenmadinone, also known as deacetylsuperlutin or as 16-methylene-6-dehydro-17α-hydroxyprogesterone, is a pregnane steroid which was never marketed.[1][2][3] It is a parent compound of methenmadinone acetate (the C17α acetate ester), melengestrol (the C6 methyl derivative), and chlormethenmadinone (the C6 chloro derivative).[1][2]


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  3. ^ Shapiro EL, Weber L, Harris H, Miskowicz C, Neri R, Herzog HL (July 1972). "Synthesis and biological activity of 17-esters of 6-dehydro-16-methylene-17 -hydroxyprogesterones". J. Med. Chem. 15 (7): 716–20. doi:10.1021/jm00277a006. PMID 5043870.