N-Methylephedrine

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N-Methylephedrine
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Identifiers
CAS number 552-79-4 7pxY, 18760-80-0 (HCl) 7pxY
PubChem 64782
ChemSpider 58315
UNII 60VH42A1KJ
ChEMBL CHEMBL1589978
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Properties
Molecular formula C11H17NO
Molar mass Script error g mol−1
Melting point 87-87.5 °C[1]
192 °C (HCl)[1]
Solubility in water Readily soluble[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

N-Methylephedrine is a derivative of ephedrine. It has been isolated from Ephedra distachya.[2]

In organic chemistry, N-methylephedrine is used as a resolving agent and as a precursor to chiral supporting electrolytes, phase-transfer catalysts, and reducing agents.[3]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Merck Index, 11th Edition, 5987
  2. Smith (1927). "CCLXX. l-Methylephedrine, an alkaloid from Ephedra species". J. Chem. Soc.: 2056. doi:10.1039/jr9270002056. 
  3. (1R,2S)-(−)-N-Methylephedrine at Sigma-Aldrich


      
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