Pethidine intermediate A

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Pethidine intermediate A
Systematic (IUPAC) name
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CAS Number 3627-62-1
ATC code none
PubChem CID 62513
ChemSpider 56289
Chemical data
Formula C13H16N2
Molar mass 200.28 g/mol

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,[1] so pethidine intermediate A might also show opioid effects. It is scheduled by UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. It is a Schedule II Narcotic controlled substance in the United States and has an ACSCN of 9232. The 2014 annual manufacturing quota was 6 grammes (as an end product, presumably for research use). [2]

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  1. ^ 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.
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