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IUPAC name
CAS number 467-02-7
PubChem 5459823
Molecular formula C17H17NO3
Molar mass 283.32 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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Morphinone is itself not a very potent opioid but it is the intermediate when morphine is being converted to hydromorphone (trade name Dilaudid) which is 4-6 times as potent as morphine.

Chemical structure

Morphinone can be also described as the ketone of morphine: morphin-6-on.

Legal status

Morphinone itself is an active opiate although its potency is closer to codeine than morphine. It is, however, an important precursor and would fall under the purview of the Controlled Substances Act within the United States. Its legal status in other countries varies.


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