Androstenol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Androstenol Properties


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Androstenol is a steroidal pheromone and neurosteroid in humans and other mammals, notably pigs.It possesses a characteristic musk-like odor.In humans and boars, androstenol is biosynthesized in the testes.Androstenol may also be synthesized in the adrenal glands and the ovaries in humans.In addition, androstenol may be synthesized in the human nasal mucosa from androstenone, and likely also from androstadienol and androstadienone in this area.It has been proposed that this action may mediate the pheromone effects of androstenol.In animals, androstenol has been found to produce anxiolytic-like, antidepressant-like, and anticonvulsant effects.Androstenol has also been found to modify the behavioral and social responses of humans. In addition, androstenol has been found to decrease luteinizing hormone (LH) pulse frequency during the follicular phase of the human menstrual cycle.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 1153-51-1
IUPAC Name (2R,5R,7S,15R)-2,15-dimethyltetracyclo[,7.011,15]heptadec-13-en-5-ol
InChI 1S/C19H30O/c1-18-9-3-4-16(18)15-6-5-13-12-14(20)7-11-19(13,2)17(15)8-10-18/h3,9,13-17,20H,4-8,10-12H2,1-2H3/t13-,14+,15-,16-,17-,18-,19-/m0/s1
Molar Mass 274.44 g/mol
Molecular Formula C19H30O
Synonyms 5α-androst-16-en-3α-ol;16-(5α)Androsten-3α-ol, 3α-Hydroxy-5α-androst-16-ene uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X