|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Legal status||CD (UK) Not scheduled specifically, could be prosecuted as an analogue of a scheduled substance.|
|Dependence liability||Moderate to High|
|Routes||Produced from ingestion of cocaine and ethanol|
|Synonyms||benzoylecgonine ethyl ester, ethylbenzoylecgonine,|
|Mol. mass||317.38 g/mol|
Cocaethylene (ethylbenzoylecgonine) is the ethyl ester of benzoylecgonine. It is structurally similar to cocaine, which is the methyl ester of benzoylecgonine. Cocaethylene is formed in vivo by the liver when cocaine and ethanol coexist in the blood.