CONTENTS

 

Introduction

 

How itís used &

Side Effects

Synthesis

 

Related Molecules

 

Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELATED MOLECULES

 

Cocaine is an alkaloid. Alkaloids are slightly basic nitrogen containing compounds; most of them are derived from plants. Cocaine has the chemical formula C17H21NO4. Another alkaloid is coiine, having the chemical formula C5H10NC3H7. This is an extremely lethal compound and less then 0.2g is deadly.

 

FACTS AND FIGURES

 

Full name of cocaine: [1R-(exo, exo)]-3-(benzoyloxy)-8-methyl-8-azacyclo[3.2.1]octane-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester

 

Molecular Weight: 303.36

 

Melting point : 98oC (monodinic tablet)

†††††††††††††††††††††††† 195oC (hydrochloride)

††††††††††††††††††††††††† 58-63oC (nitrate dihydrone)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††