Methylecgonine cinnamate

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Methylecgonine cinnamate
CAS number 521-67-5 YesY
PubChem 6440936
ChemSpider 16735745 YesY
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Methylecgonine cinnamate is a natural tropane alkaloid found within the coca plant. Its more common name, cinnamoylcocaine, reflects its close structural similarity to cocaine. It is said to be pharmacologically inactive.[1] But some studies funded by anti-drug agencies imply that it is active when smoked.[citation needed] Methylecgonine cinnamate can dimerize to the truxillic acid derivative truxilline.[2]

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  1. ^ Merck Chemical Index, 1985
  2. ^ Merck Chemical Index, 1985