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Myrophine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
7,8-didehydro-4,5α-epoxy-17-methyl-3-(phenylmethoxy)-morphinan-6-ol tetradecanoate
Identifiers
CAS number 467-18-5
ATC code none
PubChem 635600
Chemical data
Formula C38H51NO4 
Mol. mass 585.82 g/mol
Synonyms Myristylbenzylmorphine
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status Schedule I (US)

Myrophine (Myristylbenzylmorphine) is an opiate analogue that was developed in 1952. It is a derivative of morphine.

Myrophine is substituted with a 3-benzyl group and a 6-myristyl chain. It is metabolised to form benzylmorphine and then further to morphine, and so is a long-acting prodrug for morphine, but with a slow onset of effects. It is a Schedule I drug in the USA and is controlled under international drug conventions. Myrophine is almost invariably used as the hydrochloride (free base conversion ratio 0.94) and has a DEA Administrative Controlled Substance Control Number of 9308.

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