Metabolic studies on phencyclidine: characterization of a phencyclidine iminium ion metabolite.

Studies on the metabolic bioactivation of the psychotomimetic amine phencyclidine have been pursued through the characterization of a new metabolite which is formed via initial cytochrome P-450 catalyzed oxidation of the parent drug to the corresponding iminium species. CI mass spectrometric and diode array UV and 1H NMR spectral analyses provided evidence… CONTINUE READING