Synonym: 3β-Hydroxy-5-spirostene; (25R)-5-Spirosten-3β-ol
Application: A steroid sapogenin with estrogenic activity
CAS Number: 512-04-9
Molecular Weight: 414.62
Molecular Formula: C27H42O3
Diosgenin is a steroid sapogenin used in the semi-synthesis of pregnenolone, cortisone, and progesterone. Diosgenin has estrogenic activity and can reduce the level of serum cholesterol.
Physical State: Solid
Solubility: Soluble in chloroform (50 mg/ml), ethanol (83 mg/ml at 25 °C), water (<1 mg/ml at 25 °C), DMSO (<1 mg/ml at 25 °C), and methanol.
Storage: Store at room temperature
Melting Point: 203.9-207.2 °C