Pethidine intermediate A
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Pethidine intermediate A is a 4-phenylpiperidine derivative that is a precursor to the opioid analgesic drug pethidine (meperidine). It is not known to have any analgesic activity in its own right, however other derivatives of pethidine with a 4-cyano group in place of the carboxylate ethyl ester have been found to be active, so pethidine intermediate A might also show opioid effects. It is scheduled by UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
- Moramide intermediate
- Methadone intermediate
- Pethidine intermediate B (norpethidine)
- Pethidine intermediate C (pethidinic acid)
- Lomenzo SA, Rhoden JB, Izenwasser S, Wade D, Kopajtic T, Katz JL, Trudell ML. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Meperidine Analogues at Monoamine Transporters. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2005; 48:1336-1343.