β-Estradiol is the major estrogen secreted by the premenopausal ovary. It acts as an estrogenic hormone receptor (ER) agonist and activator of PI 3-kinase. Further, it is used in the treatment of infertility in women, prostate cancer and breast cancer. It is also employed as an agent of stimulating female puberty induction, as in the treatment of delayed puberty caused by hypogonadism or Turner′s syndrome. In addition to this, it is used as part of the hormone replacement therapy for transgender women.
Soluble in dimethyl sulfoxide, ethanol , water, phosphate buffer saline, dimethyl formamide, acetone, dioxane and alkali hydroxides. Slightly soluble in vegetable oils.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|+79° (c=1 in Dioxane)|
|99%, (dry wt.), ≈3% water|
|175° to 178°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
May cause cancer.
May damage fertility or the unborn child.
GHS P Statement
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Obtain special instructions before use.
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : KG2975000