Bwiti (PVC-Analog Taste-Tester)
08-15-02 13:36
No 345641
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  While farting around at, I found a patent that I think is interesting:

Lower alkyl 4-phenyl-1-(hydrocarbyl) piperidine-4-carboxylates and the preparation thereof

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(Hive Bee)
08-15-02 14:36
No 345650
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Interesting, hmm ..., it most definitely is.

This ethyl 4-phenyl-1-(3-phenylpropyl)-piperidine-4-carboxylate seems to be a hybrid between pethidine (the phenyl & the ethyl carboxylate on the 4 position in the piperidine ring) and phenoperidine (the 3-phenylpropyl group on the N of the piperidine ring - although it is a 3-phenyl-3-hyrdroxy-propyl group in the case of phenoperidine).  Phenoperidine, which is a kind of pethidine reversed esther, is 25 - 50 times as powerfull as morphine.  Hence, I think that the reversed esther of 4-phenyl-1-(3-phenylpropyl)-piperidine-4-carboxylate would be more powerfull than the 14 x pethidine.  It would be the phenoperidine minus the 3-hydroxy.  Reversed esters are always more potent than the corresponding pethidine analog.

The only problem with this patent would be the synthesis of the ethyl 4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate hydrochloride precursor.  This is not like a easy thing to do frown.

For mor information about pethidine & analogs see: