Stereo, Kekulé skeletal formula of A-68930
Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
MeSH A+68930
  • InChI=1S/C16H17NO3/c17-9-15-11-6-7-13(18)16(19)12(11)8-14(20-15)10-4-2-1-3-5-10/h1-7,14-15,18-19H,8-9,17H2/t14-,15-/m0/s1 ☒N
  • Oc1c(O)ccc2c1C[C@H](O[C@H]2CN)c3ccccc3
Molar mass 271.316 g·mol−1
log P 1.175
Acidity (pKa) 9.491
Basicity (pKb) 4.506
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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A-68930 is a synthetic compound that acts as a selective dopamine receptor D1 agonist.[1][2] It is orally active and has antidepressant and anorectic effects in animals, producing wakefulness and tachycardia,[3][4][5][6] but without stimulant effects, instead producing sedation.[7][8] The difference in effects between A-68930 and other D1 agonists such as SKF-82958 may be due to their differing effects on the related D5 receptor.[9]


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