gamma-Hydroxyvaleric acid

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gamma-Hydroxyvaleric acid
4-Hydroxyvaleric acid.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-Hydroxyvaleric acid
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Uncontrolled
Identifiers
CAS number 13532-37-1
ATC code ?
PubChem CID 114539
ChemSpider 102591
Synonyms γ-Hydroxyvaleric acid
GVB
Chemical data
Formula C5H10O3 
Mol. mass 118.13 g/mol

gamma-Hydroxyvaleric acid (GHV) is a psychoactive drug and designer drug which is structurally and pharmacologically related to both gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It is sometimes seen on the black market as a legal alternative to GHB, but with lower potency and higher toxicity,[1] which has tended to limit its recreational abuse.

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  1. ^ Carter LP, Chen W, Wu H, Mehta AK, Hernandez RJ, Ticku MK, Coop A, Koek W, France CP (April 2005). "Comparison of the behavioral effects of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and its 4-methyl-substituted analog, gamma-hydroxyvaleric acid (GHV)". Drug and Alcohol Dependence 78 (1): 91–9. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2004.10.002. PMID 15769562.