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Details

Stereochemistry ACHIRAL
Molecular Formula C16H26N2O2.ClH
Molecular Weight 314.851
Optical Activity NONE
Defined Stereocenters 0 / 0
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of DIMETHOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

SMILES

Cl.CCN(CC)CC(C)(C)COC(=O)C1=CC=C(N)C=C1

InChI

InChIKey=WWTWKTDXBNHESE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
InChI=1S/C16H26N2O2.ClH/c1-5-18(6-2)11-16(3,4)12-20-15(19)13-7-9-14(17)10-8-13;/h7-10H,5-6,11-12,17H2,1-4H3;1H

HIDE SMILES / InChI
Dimethocaine (DMC, larocaine), a synthetic derivative of cocaine, is a widely distributed "legal high" consumed as a "new psychoactive substance" (NPS), originally was used in the 1930s as an anesthetic, primarily in dentistry, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology. This drug completely inhibits dopamine transporter and has had the potential for abuse. Dimethocaine is intended for forensic and research purposes.

Originator

Curator's Comment: # Hoffmann-La Roche Company

Approval Year

Targets

Targets

Primary TargetPharmacologyConditionPotency
Target ID: Q01959
Gene ID: 6531.0
Gene Symbol: SLC6A3
Target Organism: Homo sapiens (Human)
1.2 µM [IC50]
Conditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Palliative
Unknown

Approved Use

Unknown
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Role of the dopamine transporter and the sodium channel in the cocaine-like discriminative stimulus effects of local anesthetics in rats.
2001 Sep
Contribution of human esterases to the metabolism of selected drugs of abuse.
2015 Jan 5
Patents

Patents

Sample Use Guides

in rhesus monkeys: When responding was stable, dimethocaine (0.030-1.7 mg/kg/ infusion) was substituted for the cocaine training dose. Dimethocaine administration produced higher response rates compared with that of procaine, and was a more potent reinforcer. Drug effects on behavior were related to DAT occupancy in monkey striatum during neuroimaging with positron emission tomography (PET). DAT occupancy was determined by displacement of 8-(2-[(18)F]fluroethyl)2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-chlorophenyl)nortropane (FECNT). DAT occupancy was between 66 and 82% and <10-41% for doses of dimethocaine and procaine that maintained maximum response rates, respectively. Acute administration of dimethocaine (10-40 mg/kg, IP) significantly increased locomotor activity and time spent on the drug-paired side and reduced the relative number of entries and time spent on the open arms of the plus-maze in mice.
Route of Administration: Intraperitoneal
In Vitro Use Guide
Dimethocaine showed full displacement of [3H]2-beta-carbomethoxy-3-beta-(4-fluorophenyl)tropane 1.5-naphthalenedisulfonate (CFT) binding (0-30 microM tested) and full inhibition of dopamine uptake (0-100 microM tested). Dimethocaine was only slightly less potent than cocaine with an estimated Ki of 1.4 micorM and an IC50 value of 1.2 microM for [3H]CFT binding and dopamine uptake.
Name Type Language
DIMETHOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
MI  
Common Name English
LAROCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE
Common Name English
DIMETHOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE [MI]
Common Name English
3-DIETHYLAMINO-2,2-DIMETHYLPROPYL P-AMINOBENZOATE HYDROCHLORIDE
Common Name English
1-PROPANOL, 3-(DIETHYLAMINO)-2,2-DIMETHYL-, 4-AMINOBENZOATE (ESTER), MONOHYDROCHLORIDE
Common Name English
DIETHYLAMINONEOPENTYL ALCOHOL HYDROCHLORIDE P-AMINOBENZOATE
Common Name English
DIMETHOCAINE HCL
Common Name English
1-PROPANOL, 3-(DIETHYLAMINO)-2,2-DIMETHYL-, 1-(4-AMINOBENZOATE), HYDROCHLORIDE (1:1)
Common Name English
1-AMINOBENZOYL-2,2-DIMETHYL-3-DIETHYLAMINOPROPANOL HYDROCHLORIDE
Systematic Name English
1-PROPANOL, 3-(DIETHYLAMINO)-2,2-DIMETHYL-, P-AMINOBENZOATE (ESTER), MONOHYDROCHLORIDE
Common Name English
Code System Code Type Description
EPA CompTox
DTXSID70970620
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FDA UNII
Z768GH360Q
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CAS
553-63-9
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MERCK INDEX
M4512
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PUBCHEM
120286
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