Morphinone

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Morphinone
Morphinone.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(5α)-3-Hydroxy-17-methyl-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-morphinan-6-one
Identifiers
467-02-7 N
ChEBI CHEBI:16315 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL255467 YesY
ChemSpider 4573586 YesY
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 5459823
UNII 28MBK63MAW YesY
Properties
C17H17NO3
Molar mass 283.32 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Morphinone is itself not a very potent opioid but it is the intermediate when morphine is being converted to hydromorphone (trade name Dilaudid) which is 4-6 times as potent as morphine.[citation needed]

Chemical structure[edit]

Morphinone can be described as the ketone of morphine.

Legal status[edit]

Morphinone itself is an active opioid although its potency is closer to codeine than morphine. It is, however, an important precursor and would fall under the purview of the Controlled Substances Act within the United States. Its legal status in other countries varies.

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