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Active ingredient: Fentanyl - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula

C22H28N2O

Chemical Name

N-(1-phenethyl-4-piperidyl)-N-phenyl-propanamide

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

336.471 g/mol

Physical State

Solid

Melting Point

87.5 oC

Water Solubility

200 mg/L

Isoelectric Point

Not Available

Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

Phase 1 Metabolising Enzyme (1-st Step of Metabolism)

CYP3A4

Primary Drug Target
NameOpioid mu Receptor (OP3)
Gene NameOPRM1
SynonymsMu-type opioid receptor; MOR-1
Specific FunctionInhibits neurotransmitter release by reducing calcium ion currents and increasing potassium ion conductance. Receptor for beta-endorphin

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