|CHEMICAL NAME :||[1R-(exo,exo)]-3-(Benzoyloxy)-8-methyl-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester|
|ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES :||3beta-hydroxy-1alphaH, 5alphaH-tropane-2beta-carboxylic acid methyl ester benzoate|
|ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES :||2beta-carbomethyoxy-3beta-benzoxytropane, ecgonine methyl ester benzoate|
|ALTERNATE CHEMICAL NAMES :||l-cocaine, beta-cocaine, benzoylmethyl-ecgonine|
|MELTING POINT||98° (monoclinic tablets)|
|MELTING POINT||195° (Hydrochloride)|
|MELTING POINT||58-63° (Nitrate dihydrate)|
|From the Merck Index 12th Edition|
MERCK INDEX ENTRY
2515. Coca. Erythroxylon; cuca; hayo; ipado. Dried leaves of Erythroxylon coca Lam., Erythroxylaceae. Habit. Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, cultivated in Java. Constit. 0.5-1% alkaloids in the South American, 1.5-2.5% in the Javanese leaves. In the former, the major alkaloid is cocaine; in the latter, there is very little cocaine, the alkaloids, consisting chiefly of ecgonine derivatives such as benzoyl ecgonine, methyl ecgonine, etc. The Java leaves also contain small quantities of tropococaine which is apparently absent in the South American leaves. Other "cocaine" alkaloids present are truxillococaine, isatropylcocaine or cocamine, cocaicine.
Note: This is a controlled substance listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 1308.12 (1995).
THERAP CAT: CNS stimulant