• 3-allyl-6-chloro-1-phenyl-1,2,4,5-tetrahydro-3-benzazepine-7,8-diol
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Molar mass329.82 g·mol−1
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  • C=CCN1CCC2=C(C(=C(C=C2C(C1)C3=CC=CC=C3)O)O)Cl

SKF-82,958 is a synthetic compound of the benzazepine class that acts as a D1/D5 receptor full agonist.[1][2] SKF-82,958 and similar D1-like-selective full agonists like SKF-81,297 and 6-Br-APB produce characteristic anorectic effects, hyperactivity and self-administration in animals, with a similar but not identical profile to that of dopaminergic stimulants such as amphetamine.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] SKF-82,958 was also subsequently found to act as an agonist of ERα with negligible activity at ERβ, making it a subtype-selective estrogen.[12][13]


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