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NIMH Code: D-905
Compound Name: (-)-alpha-Dihydrotetrabenazine
Alternative Name: 9,10-dimethoxy-3-(2-methylpropyl)-2,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-1H-benzo[a]quinolizin-2-ol
PubChemID: 123836
CAS: 3466-75-9
Molecular Formula: C19H29NO3
Biological Activity: Optical isomer of putative tetrabenazine metabolite alpha-dihydrotetrabenazine
References: Kilbourne, M. R.; Lee, L. C.; Heeg, M. J.; Jewett, D. M., Chirality, 1997, 9, 59-62. Kilbourne, M.; Lee, L.; Vander Borght, T.; Jewett, D.; Frey, K., Eur. J. Pharmacol., 1995, 278, 249-252.
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Structure of D-905
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