University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2109079.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202109079

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Morphine: The Flower of Morpheus and the Fruit of Perdition

Yue Wang, Kailai Xu, Yi Lv, Lichun Zhang()   

  • Received:2021-09-24 Accepted:2021-11-14 Published:2022-01-04
  • Contact: Lichun Zhang


Morphine is a widely used painkiller and a drug that has caused great harm to the human society. This essay offers a brief introduction of the chemical structure, properties, discovery, applications, and identification methods of morphine in order to help readers gain a deeper understanding of this compound.

Key words: Morphine, Property, Application, Popularization of science