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Biochem J. Feb 1, 1982; 201(2): 353–357.
PMCID: PMC1163650

The identification of the weak oestrogen equol [7-hydroxy-3-(4′-hydroxyphenyl)chroman] in human urine


The identification (by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry and n.m.r.) for the first time of the weak oestrogen equol [7-hydroxy-3-(4′-hydroxyphenyl)chroman] in human urine is described. Preliminary results of its quantitative excretion in urine are reported and the potential significance of the occurrence of this compound is discussed.

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