Heroin Chemical Structure


Looking at the heroin chemical structure, understand that heroin is semi-synthetic opioid drug that is synthesized from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy plant. The heroin chemical structure has the chemical names "diacetylmorphine" or "diamorphine."

The heroin chemical structure is similar to that of 6-acetyl morphine and morphine.

A further look at the heroin chemical structure, heroin's systematic IUPAC name is: (5?,6?)-7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3,6-diol diacetate.

The molecular formula for heroin is C21H23NO5.

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