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Chemical Structure

April 30th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Background Information| Chemical Structure| How Codeine Works in the Body| Recreational Use| How Codeine Affects History


  • The chemical formula for codeine is C18H21NO3

  • The chemical name for the drug is expoxy-3methoxy-17-methylmorphian-6-ol.
  • The alternative names for codeine are methylmorphine and morphine monomethyl ether.
  • Boiling Point: 250C (480.F) at 22mm
  • Melting Point: 154-156.C (309.2-312.8.F)
  • The drug is slightly soluble in water and freely soluble in alcohol

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