Methestrol dipropionate

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Methestrol dipropionate
Methestrol dipropionate.svg
Clinical data
Trade namesMeprane Dipropionate
Other namesMethoestrol dipropionate; Metestrol dipropionate; Promethestrol dipropionate; Promethoestrol dipropionate; Dimethylhexestrol dipropionate
Drug classNonsteroidal estrogen; Estrogen ester
  • [2-methyl-4-[4-(3-methyl-4-propanoyloxyphenyl)hexan-3-yl]phenyl] propanoate
CAS Number
PubChem CID
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass410.554 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • CCC(C1=CC(=C(C=C1)OC(=O)CC)C)C(CC)C2=CC(=C(C=C2)OC(=O)CC)C
  • InChI=1S/C26H34O4/c1-7-21(19-11-13-23(17(5)15-19)29-25(27)9-3)22(8-2)20-12-14-24(18(6)16-20)30-26(28)10-4/h11-16,21-22H,7-10H2,1-6H3

Methestrol dipropionate or methoestrol dipropionate (brand name Meprane Dipropionate), also known as promethestrol dipropionate or promethoestrol dipropionate or as dimethylhexestrol dipropionate, is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen of the stilbestrol group related to diethylstilbestrol that is or was used clinically.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] It is the dipropionate form of methestrol (or promethestrol), which, in contrast to methestrol dipropionate, was never marketed.[3]

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