Norcodeine

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Norcodeine
Norcodeine.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-Methoxy-6α-hydroxy-4,5α-epoxy-7,8-didehydromorphinan
Clinical data
Identifiers
467-15-2 YesY
None
PubChem CID 9925873
ChemSpider 8101508 N
UNII 32W9P3T4ML
Chemical data
Formula C17H19NO3
285.337 g/mol
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Not to be confused with Norco (medication).

Norcodeine is an opiate analogue that is the N-demethylated derivative of codeine.

Norcodeine has relatively little opioid activity in its own right,[1] but is formed as a metabolite of codeine following ingestion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser HF, Isbell H, Van Horn GD. Human pharmacology and addiction liability of norcodeine. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 1960 Jun;129:172-7. PMID 13824628
  2. ^ Posey BL, Kimble SN. High-performance liquid chromatographic study of codeine, norcodeine, and morphine as indicators of codeine ingestion. Journal of Analytical Toxicology. 1984 Mar-Apr;8(2):68-74. PMID 6716978.