Codeinone

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Chemical structure of Codeinone

Codeinone

Systematic (IUPAC) name
(5α)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one
Identifiers
PubChem         5459910
Chemical data
Formula C18H19NO3 
Molar mass 297.348
Complete data

Codeinone is 1/3 as active as codeine as an analgesic but it is an important intermediate in the production of hydrocodone, a painkiller about 3/4 the potency of morphine.

Chemical structure

Codeinone can described as the methylether of morphinone: 3-methyl-morphinone.

Codeinone can be also described as the ketone of codeine:codein-6-on.

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