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Empirical formula: C19H30O2
a: 7.300 Å
b: 10.400 Å
c: 22.200 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 100.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 1659.82 Å3
Space group: P21
Calculated density: 1.162 g/cm3
Z: 4
Temperature: 22.0 °C
Formula weight: 290.446 g/mole
R(F): 0.0000
CSD refcode: HYDRAN
Short description: Androsterone is an androgen or male sex hormone.
Common name: Androsterone
CAS registry number: 53-41-8
Keyword: pheromone
Keyword: androgen
Keyword: Butenandt
Keyword: Ruzicka
IUPAC name: 5a-Androstan-3a-ol-17-one
Layman's explanation: Butenandt received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for studying sex hormones. Butenandt, in his acceptance speech, described how he was able to isolate a new compound from male urine that he called androsterone. Ruzicka, the scientist that shared the prize, was the first to synthesize this chemical in 1935 from a cholesterol derivative. This androgen plays a role in controlling male sexual development. This chemical may also serve as a pheromone according to researchers at the Ludwig-Bolzman-Institut in Vienna, but it was found to be active mostly when a woman was ovulating.
Citation of a publication: R.Bouche, M.Draguet-Brughmans; Mikrochim.Acta (1976), 403
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50624.cif 50624.crt 50624.gif 50624.GIF 50624.ort
50624.pdb 50624.sdt

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