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Befuraline (DIV-154) is a psychoactive drug and member of the piperazine chemical class which was developed in Germany in the 1970s. Befuraline has stimulant and antidepressant effects and has seen some use in Germany and France, although it has never become widely used. Befuraline's active metabolite benzylpiperazine is responsible for its effects.
- Boksay IJ, Popendiker K, Weber RO, Soder A. Synthesis and pharmacological activity of befuraline (N-benzo[b]furan-2-ylcarbonyl-N'-benzylpiperazine), a new antidepressant compound. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1979;29(2):193-204.
- Gastpar M, Gastpar G, Gilsdorf U. Befuraline, its safety and efficacy in depressed inpatients. Pharmacopsychiatry. 1985 Nov;18(6):351-5.
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(piperazine attached via side chain)
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