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Monday, January 5, 2009


Explain the connection.


AB said...

morphine by any chance?

Saket said...

The connect is (5α,6α)-7,8-didehydro-
4,5-epoxy-17-methylmorphinan-3,6-diol, more commonly known as Morphine.

The first pic is the chemical structure.
The second pic is of Morpheus from Matrix, the name Morphine was derived from from the name Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
The third pic is of Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner, the German pharmacist who isolated it first and also named it.
The fourth pic is of Bayer which firstly synthesized heroin from morphine.