IUPAC Name: (8R,9S,13S,14S,17S)-13-methyl-6,7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16,17-decahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthrene-3,17-diol
Source: Occurs naturally in the ovaries. It is used in hormone therapy medications, oral contraceptives, and breast cancer treatments.
Summary: Estradiol is an estrogenic steroid. It is a major endogenous estrogen along with estrone and estriol. It is the most prominent estrogen hormone produced in the ovaries. It is used in hormone therapy medications available in many forms. It has anabolic and metabolic properties. It is also used in oral contraceptives and is used in breast cancer treatments. Estradiol is soluble in water up to 3.6 mg/L at 27 C. A Koc value of 30,000 indicates it will have no mobility within soil. Bioaccumulation is expected to be high. Photolysis is expected to be a major method of natural removal.
GHS Hazard Statement: H350, H351, H360, H362, H372, H400, H410