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Title: Normorphine
CAS Registry Number: 466-97-7
CAS Name: (5a,6a)-7,8-Didehydro-4,5-epoxymorphinan-3,6-diol
Additional Names: desmethylmorphine
Molecular Formula: C16H17NO3
Molecular Weight: 271.31
Percent Composition: C 70.83%, H 6.32%, N 5.16%, O 17.69%
Literature References: Prepd by hydrolysis of cyanonormorphine: von Braun, Ber. 47, 2312 (1914); Speyer, Walther, Ber. 63, 852 (1930); Weijlard, Erickson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 64, 869 (1942); Rapoport, Look, US 2890221 (1959 to U.S.A.E.C.).
Derivative Type: Sesquihydrate
Properties: Crystals from water, mp 273°; when anhydr, mp 276-277°. Sparingly sol in hot water, alcohol. Insol in ether, chloroform.
Melting point: mp 273°; mp 276-277°
Derivative Type: Hydrochloride monohydrate
Properties: Cryst from water, dec 305°.
NOTE: This is a controlled substance (opium derivative): 21 CFR, 1308.11.
Therap-Cat: Analgesic (narcotic).
Keywords: Analgesic (Narcotic).

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