Ethylone

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Ethylone
Bk-MDEA.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(RS)-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(ethylamino)propan-1-one
Clinical data
Pregnancy cat.
  • N (US)
Legal status
  • schedule 1, positional isomer of butylone
Routes Oral, nasal, IV
Identifiers
CAS number  YesY
ATC code ?
ChemSpider 21106271 N
Chemical data
Formula C12H15NO3 
Mol. mass 221.2524 g/mol
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Ethylone, also known as 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylcathinone (MDEC, bk-MDEA), is an entactogen, stimulant, and psychedelic of the phenethylamine, amphetamine, and cathinone chemical classes. It is the β-keto analogue of MDEA ("Eve"). Ethylone has only a short history of human use and is reported to be less potent than its relative methylone. Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of ethylone.

Pharmokinetics[edit]

Analysis of human and rat urine for the metabolites of bk-amphetamines suggested that ethylone was degraded in the following metabolic steps:[1]

  1. N-deethylation to the primary amine.
  2. Reduction of the keto moiety to the respective alcohol.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Meyer, Markus R; Jens Wilhelm; Frank T. Peters; Hans H. Maurer (2010). "Beta-keto amphetamines: studies on the metabolism of the designer drug mephedrone and toxicological detection of mephedrone, butylone, and methylone in urine using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry". ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 397 (3): 1225–1233. doi:10.1007/s00216-010-3636-5. PMID 20333362. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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