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Pregnenolone

Synonyms

5-Pregnen-3β-ol-20-one; 3β-Hydroxy-5-pregnen-20-one, 3beta-Hydroxypregn-5-en-20-one;
Arthenolone; Pregnetan; Pregneton; Pregnolon

Technical Data

CAS: 145-13-1
Molecular Formula: C21H32O2
Molecular Weight: 316.48
Beilstein Registry Number: 2059026
EC Number: 205-647-4

FabriChem Specifications

ITEMSSPECIFICATIONS
AppearanceWhite or almost white crystalline powder
Assay99.0% Min.
Melting Point185° – 194° C
Specific Rotation+27° – +30°
Loss on Drying0.5% Max.
Related Substances:Any Impurity: 0.5% max.
Total Impurities: 1.0% max.
Particle Size80% through 20 μm
Lead3 ppm Max.
Arsenic (As)1 ppm Max.
Mercury0.1 ppm Max.
Cadmium1 ppm Max.
Microbiology:
Total Count
(Colony Units)
1,000 CFU/g Max.
Yeast & Mold100 CFU/g Max.
E. ColiNegative
SalmonellaNegative
Residual Solvents:
Methanol3,000 ppm Max.
Ethanol 5,000 ppm Max.

Molecular Structure

pregnenolone-structure

About

Pregnenolone, also known as P5, is an endogenous steroid hormone. Pregnenolone is biologically active in its own right, acting as a neurosteroid.

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