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Systematic (IUPAC) name
ATC code  ?
Chemical data
Formula C21H25NO 
Mol. mass 307.43
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability high
Metabolism slow
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status

2β-Propanoyl-3β-(2-naphthyl)-tropane or WF-23 is a cocaine analogue. It is claimed to be several hundred times more potent than cocaine at both dopamine and serotonin transporters.[1]

As can be seen on pubmed, these acyl substituted phenyltropanes are highly potent MAT inhibitors and also have a very long half-life, spanning a few days (at least?).[2][3]

The letters WF = Wake Forest University

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Patent 6,008,227
  2. ^ Bennett; Wichems, CH; Hollingsworth, CK; Davies, HM; Thornley, C; Sexton, T; Childers, SR (1995). "Novel 2-substituted cocaine analogs: uptake and ligand binding studies at dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine transport sites in the rat brain". The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics 272 (3): 1176–86. PMID 7891330.  edit
  3. ^ Daunais; Hart, SL; Smith, HR; Letchworth, SR; Davies, HM; Sexton, T; Bennett, BA; Childers, SR et al. (1998). "Long-acting blockade of biogenic amine transporters in rat brain by administration of the potent novel tropane 2beta-propanoyl-3beta-(2-Naphthyl)-tropane". The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics 285 (3): 1246–54. PMID 9618429.  edit

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