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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)


trans-Dehydroandrosterone, 3β-Hydroxy-5-androsten-17-one, 5-Androsten-3β-ol-17-one,
DHEA, Dehydroepiandrosterone, Dehydroisoandrosterone, Prasterone

Technical Data

CAS Number: 53-43-0
Molecular Formula: C19H28O2
Molecular Weight: 288.42
EC Number: 200-175-5

FabriChem Specifications

AppearanceWhite or almost white
crystalline powder
Assay (HPLC)98.5% - 102.0%
Melting Point149° – 151°C
Specific Rotation+12° to +15°
Loss on Drying0.5% Max.
Sulfated Ash0.1% Max.
Related Substances:Any Impurity: 0.10% Max.
Total Impurities: 0.50% Max.
Total Heavy Metals10 ppm Max.
Lead 3 ppm Max.
Arsenic (As)1 ppm Max.
Mercury0.1 ppm Max.
Cadmium1 ppm Max.
Bulk DensityReport Only
Tapped DensityReport Only
Particle SizeReport Only
Total Plate Count1,000 CFU/g Max.
Yeast & Mold100 CFU/g Max.
E. ColiNegative

Molecular Structure



Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that comes from the adrenal gland. It is also made in the brain. DHEA leads to the production of androgens and estrogens (male and female sex hormones).