Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers Having Steroid Sex Hormones as Pendent Moieties

  • Malay Ghosh
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST, volume 38)


Steroids are widely known for their versatile biological activities and they are being used by physicians all over the world since the 1930s. These drugs have some major disadvantages. A large number of polymeric compounds have been found to be efficient as chemotherapeutic agents. This paper describes the synthesis and characterization of two new monomers derived from two steroid sex hormones — estrone and androsterone, and their subsequent polymerization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malay Ghosh
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry & Chemical EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA

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