Progesterone crystallization from a solvent: a new procedure

Research paper by Gabriel Cendejas-Santana, Jaime Hinojosa-Torres, Victor M. Castaño

Indexed on: 01 Dec '02Published on: 01 Dec '02Published in: Materials Research Innovations


We have grown progesterone single crystals from a gradually heated solution in acetone + ethyl ether. Transparent crystals obtained were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, electron diffraction, infrared and Raman spectroscopy. The X-ray and electron diffraction show an orthorhombic structure. Spectroscopy confirms that the crystal is constituted by the same components as the progesterone molecule.