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AM-1248 structure.png
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Temporary Class Drug (NZ)
CAS Registry Number 335160-66-2 N
PubChem CID: 10293794
ChemSpider 8469262 N
Chemical data
Formula C26H34N2O
Molecular mass 390.561 g/mol
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AM-1248 is a drug that acts as a moderately potent agonist for both the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, but with some dispute between sources over its exact potency and selectivity. Replacing the 3-(1-naphthoyl) group found in many indole derived cannabinoid ligands, with an adamantoyl group, generally confers significant CB2 selectivity,[1] but reasonable CB1 affinity and selectivity is retained when an N-methylpiperidin-2-ylmethyl substitution is used at the indole 1-position.[2][3] The related compound 1-pentyl-3-(1-adamantoyl)indole was identified as having been sold as a cannabinoid designer drug in Hungary in 2011, along with another synthetic cannabinoid AM-679.[4]


Sweden's public health agency suggested to classify AM-1248 as hazardous substance on June 1, 2015.[5]

As of October 2015 AM-1248 is a controlled substance in China.[6]

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  1. ^ Frost, J. M.; et al. (2010). "Indol-3-ylcycloalkyl Ketones: Effects of N1 Substituted Indole Side Chain Variations on CB2 Cannabinoid Receptor Activity". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 53 (1): 295–315. doi:10.1021/jm901214q. PMID 19921781. 
  2. ^ US patent 7820144, Makriyannis A, Deng H, "Receptor selective cannabimimetic aminoalkylindoles", granted 2010-10-26 
  3. ^ WO patent 200128557, Makriyannis A, Deng H, "Cannabimimetic indole derivatives", granted 2001-06-07 
  4. ^ Jankovics P; et al. (August 2011). "Detection and identification of the new potential synthetic cannabinoids 1-pentyl-3-(2-iodobenzoyl)indole and 1-pentyl-3-(1-adamantoyl)indole in seized bulk powders in Hungary". Forensic Science International 214 (1-3): 27–32. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.07.011. PMID 21813254. 
  5. ^ "23 nya ämnen kan klassas som narkotika eller hälsofarlig vara". Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "关于印发《非药用类麻醉药品和精神药品列管办法》的通知" (in Chinese). China Food and Drug Administration. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.