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  • Naphthalen-1-yl-(1-pentylpyrrol-3-yl)methanone
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Molar mass291.394 g·mol−1
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  • CCCCCn3cc(cc3)C(=O)c1cccc2ccccc12
  • InChI=1S/C20H21NO/c1-2-3-6-13-21-14-12-17(15-21)20(22)19-11-7-9-16-8-4-5-10-18(16)19/h4-5,7-12,14-15H,2-3,6,13H2,1H3

JWH-030 is a research chemical which is a cannabinoid receptor agonist.[1] It has analgesic effects and is used in scientific research.[2] It is a partial agonist at CB1 receptors, with a Ki of 87 nM, making it roughly half the potency of THC.[3] It was discovered and named after John W. Huffman.

In the United States, CB1 receptor agonists of the 3-(1-naphthoyl)pyrrole class such as JWH-030 are Schedule I Controlled Substances.[4]

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  1. ^ Lainton JA, Huffman JW, Martin BR, Compton DR (February 1995). "1-Alkyl-3-(1-naphthoyl) pyrroles: A new class of cannabinoid". Tetrahedron Letters. 36 (9): 1401–4. doi:10.1016/0040-4039(95)00016-6.
  2. ^ Pertwee RG, Griffin G, Lainton JA, Huffman JW (September 1995). "Pharmacological characterization of three novel cannabinoid receptor agonists in the mouse isolated vas deferens". European Journal of Pharmacology. 284 (3): 241–7. doi:10.1016/0014-2999(95)00318-f. PMID 8666005.
  3. ^ Griffin G, Atkinson PJ, Showalter VM, Martin BR, Abood ME (May 1998). "Evaluation of cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists using the guanosine-5'-O-(3-[35S]thio)-triphosphate binding assay in rat cerebellar membranes". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 285 (2): 553–60. PMID 9580597.
  4. ^ 21 U.S.C. § 812: Schedules of controlled substances