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Steroids

pKa values of estrone, 17 beta-estradiol and 2-methoxyestrone.


PMID 516114

Abstract

The acid ionization constants of estrone (10.77), 17 beta-estradiol (10.71) and 2-methoxyestrone (10.81) have been determined spectrophotometrically and shown to be consistent with the additivity of substituent effects of the phenol ring. Previously published values for estrone (10.914) and 17 beta-estradiol (10.078) are shown to be incorrect, at variance with the established trend for phenols, and inconcsistent with the similarity of the compounds.