Clortermine
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Clinical data
Other names2-chloro-α,α-dimethylphenethylamine;
2-chloro-α-methylamphetamine;
2-chlorophentermine
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  • ?
Routes of
administration
Oral
ATC code
  • none
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Legal status
Identifiers
  • 1-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-methylpropan-2-amine
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC10H14ClN
Molar mass183.68 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • Clc1ccccc1CC(N)(C)C
  • InChI=1S/C10H14ClN/c1-10(2,12)7-8-5-3-4-6-9(8)11/h3-6H,7,12H2,1-2H3 checkY
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Clortermine (Voranil) was developed by Ciba in the 1960s[1] and is an anorectic drug of the amphetamine class.[2] It is the 2-chloro analogue of the better known appetite suppressant phentermine, and is the 2-chloro positional isomer of chlorphentermine. Clortermine produces very low rates of self-administration in animals similarly to chlorphentermine,[3] and as a result it likely does not act on dopamine. Instead, it may act as a serotonin and/or norepinephrine releasing agent.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ US patent 3415937, "The Suppression of Appetite with 1-(o-Chlorophenyl)-2-Methyl-2-Propylamine" 
  2. ^ Triggle DJ (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall / CRC. ISBN 0-412-46630-9.
  3. ^ Sannerud CA, Brady JV, Griffiths RR (1989). "Self-injection in baboons of amphetamines and related designer drugs". NIDA Research Monograph. 94: 30–42. PMID 2514366.