Befuraline

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Befuraline
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FormulaC20H20N2O2
Molar mass320.392 g·mol−1
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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.[1] Befuraline has stimulant and antidepressant effects and has seen some use in Germany and France, although it has never become widely used.[2] Befuraline's active metabolite benzylpiperazine is responsible for its effects.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Boksay IJ, Popendiker K, Weber RO, Söder A (1979). "Synthesis and pharmacological activity of befuraline (N-benzo[b]furan-2-ylcarbonyl-N'-benzylpiperazine), a new antidepressant compound". Arzneimittel-Forschung. 29 (2): 193–204. PMID 582130.
  2. ^ Gastpar M, Gastpar G, Gilsdorf U (November 1985). "Befuraline, its safety and efficacy in depressed inpatients". Pharmacopsychiatry. 18 (6): 351–5. doi:10.1055/s-2007-1017396. PMID 4089015.