Conformational Analysis of Methylphenidate and Its Structural Relationship to Other Dopamine Reuptake Blockers Such as CFT

@article{Froimowitz2004ConformationalAO,
  title={Conformational Analysis of Methylphenidate and Its Structural Relationship to Other Dopamine Reuptake Blockers Such as CFT},
  author={Mark Froimowitz and Kennerly Sexton Patrick and Vivian Cody},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={1430-1434}
}
AbstractPurpose. This work was performed 1) to determine the conformational preferences of the threo and erythro isomers of the dopamine reuptake blocker methylphenidate, 2) to determine the crystal conformation of the threo isomer, 3) to confirm the absolute configuration of the more active threo enantiomer, and 4) to incorporate the compound into a previously determined pharmacophore for dopamine reuptake blockers. Methods. A conformational analysis was performed with the MM2-87 program, a… 

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