Pyrolysis Products of Heroin

    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1985

    Page Count: 11


    Edgar Cook, C
    Vice president and research chemist, Research Triangle Institute, NC

    Brine, DR
    Vice president and research chemist, Research Triangle Institute, NC

    (Received 8 March 1984; accepted 13 June 1984)

    Abstract

    Heating of heroin hydrochloride or of heroin at 250°C led to extensive degradation. Major components of the pyrolysate were identified as heroin, 6-acetylmorphine, N,6-diacetylnormorphine, and N-acetylnorheroin by comparison of mass spectra and 13C- and 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra with those of authentic compounds. There was evidence for degradation of the piperidino moiety and the structure 3,4-diacetoxyphenanthrene was proposed for a minor product.


    Paper ID: JFS10990J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10990J

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