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Dichloromethylphenidate is a potent psychostimulant that acts as both a dopamine reuptake inhibitor and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, meaning it effectively boosts the levels of the norepinephrine and dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain, by binding to, and partially blocking the transporter proteins that normally remove those monoamines from the synaptic cleft
The threo-diastereomer (3,4-CTMP) is approximately seven times more potent than methylphenidate in animal studies, but has weaker reinforcing effects due to its slower onset of action. However, H. M. Deutsch's discrimination ratio implies it to be more addictive than even cocaine.
3,4-Dichloromethylphenidate has been seen since 2013 on the UK legal high and research chemical markets.
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- 3,4-CTMP Thread at UKChemicalResearch.org
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