7-PET

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7-PET
File:7-PET.svg
Identifiers
E number{{#property:P628}}
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC31H37NO4
Molar mass487.64 g/mol


7-PET is a potent analgesic drug, several thousand times stronger than morphine by weight. It is related to the more well-known oripavine derivative opioid etorphine, which is used as a very potent veterinary painkiller and anesthetic medication, used primarily for the sedation of large animals such as elephants, giraffes and rhinos. 7-PET is around the same potency as etorphine as a μ agonist.[1][2]

Unlike etorphine however, 7-PET is not an illegal drug, and is not controlled under the UN drug conventions, but it might still be considered to be a controlled substance analogue of etorphine on the grounds of its related chemical structure in some jurisdictions such as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

References

  1. Feinberg AP, Creese I, Snyder SH. The opiate receptor: a model explaining structure-activity relationships of opiate agonists and antagonists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A. 1976 Nov;73(11):4215-9.
  2. Bentley KW, Lewis JW. Agonist and Antagonist Actions of Narcotic Analgesic Drugs. pp 7-16. University Park Press, Baltimore. (1973)



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