Synhexyl Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Synhexyl Properties


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Parahexyl is a synthetic homologue of THC, which was invented in 1949 during attempts to elucidate the structure of ?9-THC, one of the active components of cannabis. It is similar in both structure and activity to THC, differing only in the position of one double bond, and the lengthening of the 3-pentyl chain by one CH2 group to n-hexyl. It produces classic cannabis agonist effects in animals. It has a somewhat higher oral bioavailability than THC itself but is otherwise very similar. Presumably it acts as a CB1 agonist in the same way as THC but as there has been no research published using parahexyl since the discovery of the CB1 receptor this has not been definitively confirmed.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 117-51-1
Density 1.05g/cm3
IUPAC Name 3-n-Hexyl-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,6,9-trimethyl-6H-dibenzo(b,d)pyran-1-ol
InChI 1S/C22H32O2/c1-5-6-7-8-9-16-13-19(23)21-17-12-15(2)10-11-18(17)22(3,4)24-20(21)14-16/h13-15,23H,5-12H2,1-4H3
Molar Mass 328.488 g/mol
Molecular Formula C22H32O2
Synonyms Parahexyl;Synhexyl; n-hexyl-Δ3THC;6H-Dibenzo[b,d]pyran-1-ol,3-hexyl-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,6,9-trimethyl-;3-Homotetrahydrocannibinol;Pyrahexyl uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X