|Other names||3-FPM, 3-FPH, PAL-593|
|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||195.237 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
|Boiling point||280.6 °C (537.1 °F)|
3-Fluorophenmetrazine is a fluorinated analogue of phenmetrazine, a stimulant of the morpholine class.
3-Fluorophenmetrazine is a regioisomer of both 2-fluorophenmetrazine and 4-fluorophenmetrazine.
3-FPM acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine releasing agent with EC50 values of 43 nM and 30 nM, respectively. It shows only negligible efficacy as a releaser of serotonin, with an EC50 value of 2558 nM.
3-FPM also inhibits uptake mediated by dopamine transporters and norepinephrine transporters in HEK293 cells with potencies comparable to cocaine (IC50 values < 2.5 μM), but with less potent effects at serotonin transporters (IC50 values >80 μM).
At sufficient doses, 3-FPM is capable of reversing monoamine transporters, particularly transporters of the catecholamines dopamine and norepinephrine, and, to a much lesser degree, serotonin transporters, thereby releasing these neurotransmitters from the cytosol into the extracellular space, where they are active.
Evaluation of its metabolic pathway revealed N‐oxidation, aryl hydroxylation and subsequent O‐methylation, alkyl hydroxylation, oxidation, and degradation of the ethyl‐bridge yielding the O/N‐bis‐dealkylated metabolite, combinations thereof and further glucuronidation or sulfations.
In the United States, 3-fluorophenmetrazine is not explicitly illegal at the federal level. However, on November 16, 2016, it became an illegal substance in the state of Virginia. Pursuant to subsection D of § 54.1-3443 of the Code of Virginia, the state Board of Pharmacy designated it as a Schedule I controlled substance, effective through May 10, 2018. Although the initial regulatory period has lapsed, during their 2019 legislative session, the Virigina state legislature is set to vote on a bill that would permanently schedule 3-fluorophenmetrazine as an illegal, Schedule I substance, and it is likely that the bill will succeed. 
3-Fluorophenmetrazine is illegal in Switzerland as of December 2015.
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