| 465.62 g/mol|
18,19-Dehydrobuprenorphine (HS-599) is a didehydro derivative of buprenorphine. It has about twice the potency of buprenorphine. It has produced a long-lasting antinociceptive response in animal tests.
18,19-Dehydrobuprenorphine never induced conditioned place-preference in test animals, unlike buprenorphine and morphine.
18,19-Dehydrobuprenorphine has about three times higher affinity for the μ-opioid receptor but lower affinity for δ- and κ-opioid receptors when compared with buprenorphine.