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Active ingredient: Methylphenidate - Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemisty and Biological Activity

Chemical Formula


Chemical Name

methyl 2-phenyl-2-(2-piperidyl)acetate

Chemical Structure

Molecular Weight

233.306 g/mol

Physical State


Melting Point


Water Solubility


Isoelectric Point


Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals

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

Not applicable

Primary Drug Target
NameSodium-dependent dopamine re-uptake pump
Gene NameSLC6A3
SynonymsSodium-dependent dopamine transporter; DA transporter; DAT
General FunctionGeneral function prediction only
Specific FunctionAmine transporter. Terminates the action of dopamine by its high affinity sodium-dependent reuptake into presynaptic terminals

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