5α-Androstenone - CAS 18339-16-7
5α-Androstenone(CAS 18339-16-7) is a mammalian pheromone released as a volatile chemical cue in boar saliva to facilitate social and sexual interactions. It has been used to prime sexual behavior of sows in estrus for mating or artificial insemination. 5α-androst-16-en-3-one is also found in human sweat and urine and has been used to study receptor-mediated odorant detection and the genetic basis for anosmias.
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|Synonyms||(5α)-Androst-16-en-3-one; Androstenone; 16,(5α)-Androsten-3-one; 5α-Androst-16-ene-3-one; E 282|