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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • US: (Specifically) Unscheduled (but is a Schedule I analogue due to similarities to MDMA & methcathinone, therefore illegal to sell or possess with intent of human consumption)
  • Class B (UK)
Routes Oral, Insufflation, Rectal
CAS number  YesY
ATC code None
Chemical data
Formula C10H11NO3 
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3,4-Methylenedioxycathinone, also called MDC, Nitrilone, Amylone or ßk-MDA, is an entactogen and stimulant of the phenethylamine, amphetamine, and cathinone classes. It is the β-keto analogue of MDA.[1]


  1. ^ Dal Cason, T. (1997). "The characterization of some 3,4-methylenedioxycathinone (MDCATH) homologs". Forensic Science International 87: 9–53. doi:10.1016/S0379-0738(97)02133-6.  edit