Synthesis of 6,14-epoxymorphinan derivatives and their pharmacologies.

A novel 6,14-epoxymorphinan benzamide derivative (NS22) that was previously reported showed opioid κ receptor agonistic activity and analgesic activity. The unsatisfactory κ selectivity of NS22 led us to synthesize its derivatives to improve the opioid κ receptor selectivity and the agonist activity. In the course of SAR of the various derivatives, 17… CONTINUE READING