Progesterone is the major progestational steroid that is secreted primarily by the CORPUS LUTEUM and the PLACENTA. Progesterone acts on the UTERUS, the MAMMARY GLANDS and the BRAIN. It is required in EMBRYO IMPLANTATION; PREGNANCY maintenance, and the development of mammary tissue for MILK production.
Product Name: Progesterone
Chemical Names: Progesterone; 57-83-0; Agolutin; Luteohormone; Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione; Crinone; Syngesterone; Utrogestan
Molecular Formula: C21H30O2
Molecular Weight: 314.469 g/mol
CAS Number: 57-83-0
Physical Description: White powder
Melting Point: 121°C
Solubility: Insoluble in water. Soluble in alcohol, acetone, dioxane, concentrated sulfuric acid; sparingly soluble in vegetable oils
Color: White crystalline powder
Density: 1.166 g/cu cm at 23 deg C
Stability: Progesterone is stable when exposed to air. The drug should be stored in tight, light-resistant containers.
Decomposition: When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.