Benzylpiperazine (Trifluoromethyl-Phenylpiperazine): Chemical | Organic composition

Last modified: Thursday, 25. December 2008 - 7:34 am

Substituting different chemical groups onto the basic piperazine structure creates piperazine derivatives like benzylpiperazine (BZP), also known as N-benzylpiperazine or 1-benzylpiperazine, and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP). BZP is a benzyl amine, while TFMPP is a phenyl amine.

BZP is an odorless, colorless, or faint yellow oily liquid at room temperature, and freezes at 32°F (0°C). As it is a strong base, meaning that it has a high pH, it can cause burns to the skin, lungs, or intestinal tract if consumed in this form. For human or animal consumption, it must be converted to a monohydrochloride or dihydrochloride salt. Most industrial sources supply a BZP preparation that is 97% pure, but they do not disclose what the impurities consist of, and many impurities in industrial chemicals may be toxic or even fatal if consumed.

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