Bioactive Rearrangement Products from Aqueous Photolysis of Pharmaceutical Steroids
Molecular structure, nandrolone analogs and derivatives, nandrolone chemistry, pharmaceutical preparations, photolysis, steriods chemistry
In an ongoing effort to study the environmental fate of endocrine-active steroid hormones, we report the formation of phenolic rearrangement products (3 and 4) with a novel 6,5,8,5-ring system following aqueous photolysis of dienogest (1) and methyldienolone (2). The structures were established by analysis of 2D NMR and HRMS data, and that of 3 was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. These photoproducts exhibit progestogenic and androgenic activity, albeit with less potency than their parent compounds.