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A8008

Sigma-Aldrich

5α-Androst-16-en-3-one

Synonym(s):
16-(5α)Androsten-3-one, 3-Keto-5α,16-androstene, Androstenone
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C19H28O
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
272.43
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.77

Quality Level

biological source

synthetic (organic)

assay

≥98% (TLC)

form

powder

mp

140-145 °C (lit.)

solubility

dichloromethane: 9.80-10.20 mg/mL, clear, colorless to faintly yellow

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

[H][C@@]12CC[C@]3([H])[C@]([H])(CC[C@]4(C)C=CC[C@@]34[H])[C@@]1(C)CCC(=O)C2

InChI

1S/C19H28O/c1-18-9-3-4-16(18)15-6-5-13-12-14(20)7-11-19(13,2)17(15)8-10-18/h3,9,13,15-17H,4-8,10-12H2,1-2H3/t13-,15-,16-,17-,18-,19-/m0/s1

InChI key

HFVMLYAGWXSTQI-QYXZOKGRSA-N

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General description

5α-Androst-16-en-3-one (androstenone) is a mammalian pheromone found in boar saliva, human sweat, and human urine.

Application

5α-Androst-16-en-3-one has been used:
  • to quantify its concentration in various fat tissues
  • to study its trigeminal percept and implications on the rate of specific anosmia
  • to study the effects of immunocastration on meat quality and sensory properties of pork bellies

Packaging

5 mg in glass bottle
25, 50 mg in poly bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

G Zamaratskaia et al.
Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene, 39(3), 168-172 (2004-06-09)
This study describes the age-related variation in boar taint compounds, skatole and androstenone, and testosterone, oestradiol-17 beta (E17 beta), oestrone sulphate (ES), dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS), triiodothyronine (T(3)) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in six boars. Three pairs of littermates of
The scents of androstenone in humans.
Ricardo C Araneda et al.
The Journal of physiology, 554(Pt 1), 1-1 (2003-12-18)
Gang Chen et al.
Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals, 36(1), 56-60 (2007-10-03)
CYP2A6 is one of the enzymes involved in the hepatic metabolism of a naturally produced compound, skatole, in the pig. Low CYP2A6 activity has been linked to excessive accumulation of skatole in pig adipose tissue and development of the phenomenon
Jochen Fischer et al.
Analytical chemistry, 83(17), 6785-6791 (2011-08-02)
The steroidal pig pheromones androstenone (5α-androst-16-en-3-one), 3α-androstenol (5α-androst-16-en-3α-ol), and 3β-androstenol (5α-androst-16-en-3β-ol) as well as the heterocyclic aromatic amines skatole and indole, originating from microbial degradation of tryptophan in the intestine of pigs, are frequently recognized as the major compounds responsible
Julie A Boyle et al.
Journal of neurobiology, 66(13), 1501-1510 (2006-10-03)
Specific anosmia is a term that describes an inability to perceive a particular odorant in the context of an otherwise normal olfactory acuity. The most common example, for the odor of androstenone, has been ascribed a prevalence ranging from 2

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