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Systematic (IUPAC) name
[(R)-phenyl-[(2R)-piperidin-2-yl]methyl] acetate
Clinical data
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  • ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number 24558-01-8
ATC code none
PubChem CID 65715
Chemical data
Formula C14H19NO2
Molar mass 233.31 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Levophacetoperane (Lidepran) is a psychostimulant which has been used as an antidepressant and anorectic.[1][2] It is the reverse ester of methylphenidate. The reverse esters of many drugs which contain an ester group in their structure such as pethidine and cocaine show similar activity to the parent compound.[3]

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  1. Delbeke FT, Debackere M. Isolation and detection of methylphenidate, phacetoperane and some other sympatomimetic central nervous stimulants with special reference to doping. I. Gas chromatographic detection procedure with electron capture detection for some secondary amines. Journal of Chromatography. 1975 Mar 26;106(2):412-7.
  2. O'Neil, Maryadele J. (2001). The Merck index: an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. Rahway, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories. ISBN 0-911910-13-1. 
  3. Janssen PAJ, Eddy NB. Compounds Related to Pethidine - IV. New General Chemical Methods of Increasing the Analgesic Activity of Pethidine. Journal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. 1960; 2(1): 31-45.