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Title: Morphinan
CAS Registry Number: 468-10-0
Additional Names: [4aR(4aa,10a,10aa)]-1,3,4,9,10,10a-Hexahydro-2H-10,4a-(iminoethano)phenanthrene; 1,2,3,9,10,10a-hexahydro-10,4a(4H)-iminoethanophenanthrene
Molecular Formula: C16H21N
Molecular Weight: 227.34
Percent Composition: C 84.53%, H 9.31%, N 6.16%
Literature References: Parent substance of the morphine alkaloids, codeine, thebaine, etc. Prepd from 1-benzyl-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2-methylisoquinoline: Grewe, Mondon, Ber. 81, 279 (1948); from b-cyclohexenyl-N-phenacetylethylamine: Grewe et al., Ber. 84, 527 (1951).
Properties: Oily liq, bp0.05 115°.
Boiling point: bp0.05 115°
Derivative Type: Hydrochloride
Properties: Crystals from acetone + ether, dec 229°.
Derivative Type: Sulfate
Properties: Crystals from alcohol + ether, dec 195°.
Derivative Type: N-Methylmorphinan
Properties: Crystals, mp 61°.
Melting point: mp 61°

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