Extracting Steroid hormones

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DerHaus
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Extracting Steroid hormones

Post by DerHaus » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:11 am

Hi
I'm just wondering when people trying to find the concentration of a particular steroid hormone in blood serum for example, why do they extract them with organic solvents like benzene or ether? Is it due to chemically dislodge from carrier?

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Post by JackBean » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:17 am

that's because staroids are non-polar, hydrophobic and so are these solvents
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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