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JWH-251 molecular structure.png
IUPAC name
864445-39-6 N
ChEMBL ChEMBL364820 YesY
ChemSpider 9791472 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem 11616723
Molar mass 319.440 g/mol
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JWH-251 (1-pentyl-3-(2-methylphenylacetyl)indole) is a synthetic cannabinoid from the phenylacetylindole family, which acts as a cannabinoid agonist with about 5x selectivity for CB1 with a Ki of 29nM and 146nM at CB2. Similar to the related 2'-methoxy compound JWH-250, the 2'-chloro compound JWH-203, and the 2'-bromo compound JWH-249, JWH-251 has a phenylacetyl group in place of the naphthoyl ring used in most aminoalkylindole cannabinoid compounds. [1][2]


  1. ^ Huffman JW, Szklennik PV, Almond A, Bushell K, Selley DE, He H, Cassidy MP, Wiley JL, Martin BR (2005). "1-Pentyl-3-phenylacetylindoles, a new class of cannabimimetic indoles". Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 15 (18): 4110–3. doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2005.06.008. PMID 16005223. 
  2. ^ Manera C, Tuccinardi T, Martinelli A (2008). "Indoles and related compounds as cannabinoid ligands". Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry 8 (4): 370–87. doi:10.2174/138955708783955935. PMID 18473928.