Active Ingredient History

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Heroin, also known as diacetylmorphine and diamorphine among other names, is a morphinan opioid substance derived from the dried latex of the Papaver somniferum plant and is mainly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. Medical grade diamorphine is used as a pure hydrochloride salt. Various white and brown powders sold illegally around the world as heroin are routinely diluted with cutting agents. Black tar heroin is a variable admixture of morphine derivatives—predominantly 6-MAM (6-monoacetylmorphine), which is the result of crude acetylation during clandestine production of street heroin. Heroin is used medically in several countries to relieve pain, such as during childbirth or a heart attack, as well as in opioid replacement therapy.   Wikipedia

  • SMILES: Cl.CN1CC[C@]23[C@H]4Oc5c(OC(=O)C)ccc(C[C@@H]1[C@@H]2C=C[C@@H]4OC(=O)C)c35
  • Mol. Mass: 405.88
  • ALogP: 1.99
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
More Chemistry
3,6-diacetylmorphine | diacetylmorphine hcl | diacetylmorphine hydrochloride | diamorphine | heroin | heroin hcl


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