Physical Properties of the Steroid Hormones

Physical Properties of the Steroid Hormones

International Series of Monographs on Pure and Applied Biology: Biochemistry, Vol. 3

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Lewis L. Engel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222745

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Pure and Applied Biology, Volume 3: Physical Properties of the Steroid Hormones illustrates the efficiency of methodology for the solution of problems of isolation, identification and quantitative determination of the physical properties of steroids. This volume is composed of five chapters, and begins with a survey of the factors that influence the partition coefficient of steroid hormone, along with the consideration of the types and preparation of solvent systems for determination. The next chapter describes the chromatographic mobilities of steroids using several chromatographic methods, such as paper chromatography. A chapter presents the ultraviolet absorption data on structural correlations of steroids. Another chapter highlights the conversion of a steroid into a fluorescent compound through the steroid-acid interaction mechanism. The final chapter deals with the selective absorption spectra of steroids in concentrated sulfuric acid without heating. This book is directed primarily toward steroid chemists and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Editorial Note

    Partition Coefficients

    I. The Measurement of Partition Coefficients

    II. Factors which Influence the Partition Coefficient

    III. Preparation of Solvent Systems

    IV. Solvent Systems

    V. Types of Solvent Systems

    VI. Comments on the Tables

    VII. Index of Systems

    VIII. References

    Chromatographic Mobilities

    I. Introduction

    II. General Methods

    III. Notes on the Use of the Tables and Figures

    IV. Chromatoplate Technique

    V. Specificity of Color Reactions

    VI. References

    Ultraviolet Absorption

    I. Introduction and Scope

    II. Technique

    III. Structural Correlations

    1. Scope

    2. Ultraviolet Absorption of Steroids Containing Isolated Double Bonds

    3. Ultraviolet Absorption of Conjugated Dienes and Polyene Steroids

    4. Ultraviolet Absorption of Steroids Containing Isolated Carbonyl Groups

    5. Ultraviolet Absorption of Steroids Containing Double Bond Conjugated Carbonyl Groups

    6. Ultraviolet Absorption of Steroids Containing Aromatic Rings

    IV. Tables of Ultraviolet Absorption Data

    1. Introduction to the Tables

    2. Index to the Tables

    3. Tables

    V. References

    Fluorescence Spectra

    I. Introduction

    II. Steroid Fluorescence

    1. General

    2. Estrogens

    3. C19 Compounds

    4. C21 Steroids

    5. ∆4-3-ketosteroids

    6. Fluorescence on Solid Surfaces

    III. References

    Absorption Spectra in Concentrated Sulfuric Acid

    I. Introduction

    II. Technique

    III. Properties of Spectra

    IV. Uses of Spectra

    1. Identification and Characterization

    2. Homogeneity and Purity

    3. Quantitative Analysis and Reaction Kinetics

    4. Structural Correlations

    V. Figures

    VI. Tables

    VII. References


Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483222745

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Lewis L. Engel

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