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Codeinone
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IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 467-13-0
PubChem 5459910
Properties
Molecular formula C18H19NO3
Molar mass 297.35 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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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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