Levopropoxyphene

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Levopropoxyphene
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Identifiers
CAS number 2338-37-6 N
PubChem 200742
ChemSpider 21234163 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL1213351 N
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Properties
Molecular formula C22H29NO2
Molar mass 339.47 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Levopropoxyphene is an antitussive. It is an optical isomer of dextropropoxyphene. The racemic mixture is called propoxyphene. Only the dextro-isomer (dextropropoxyphene) has an analgesic effect; the levo-isomer appears to exert only an antitussive effect. It was formerly marketed in the U.S. by Eli Lilly under the tradename Novrad as an antitussive.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference.MD: Propoxyphene napsylate
  2. ^ Lutje Spelberg; Jeffrey Harald (2003). "Enantioselective biocatalytic conversions of epoxides". Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.