Radiolysis of Estrone and Estradiol

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Science  22 Oct 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3695, pp. 493-494
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3695.493-a


Gamma irradiation of estrone and estradiol in 1 Naqueous sodium hydroxide results in the formation of 2-hydroxyestrone and 2-hydroxyestradiol, respectively. Estrolactone (16a-oxa-D-homoestrone) was not encountered.

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