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Pethidine Intermediate A

Pethidine Intermediate A
Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 3627-62-1
ATC code  ?
PubChem 62513
Chemical data
Formula C13H16N2 
Mol. mass 200.28 g/mol
Synonyms Pethidine Intermediate A
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status

Schedule I(US)

Routes N/A

Pethidine Intermediate A is a 4-phenylpiperidine derivative that is a precursor to the opioid analgesic drug pethidine (meperidine). It is not known to have any analgesic activity in its own right, however other derivatives of pethidine with a 4-cyano group in place of the carboxylate ethyl ester have been found to be active,[1] so Pethidine Intermediate A might also show opioid effects.


  1. ^ Lomenzo SA, Rhoden JB, Izenwasser S, Wade D, Kopajtic T, Katz JL, Trudell ML. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Meperidine Analogues at Monoamine Transporters. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2005; 48:1336-1343.

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