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CAS number 17762-90-2
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ChemSpider 21073070
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Formula C 12H15NO3  
Mol. mass 221.2524 g/mol
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Butylone, also known as β-keto-N-methyl-3,4-benzodioxolylbutanamine (bk-MBDB), is a psychoactive drug and research chemical of the phenethylamine chemical class that acts as an entactogen, psychedelic, and stimulant. It is the β-keto analogue of methylbenzodioxylbutanamine (MBDB).

Butylone was first synthesized by Koeppe, Ludwig and Zeile which is mentioned in their 1967 paper.[1] It remained an obscure product of academia until 2005 when it was synthesized by a chemical supply company, and has since continued to be sold as a designer drug.[2] It has since been explored as a possible entheogen. Butylone shares the same relationship to MBDB as methylone does to methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; "Ecstasy"). The dosage range is not fully understood but seems to be lower than for MBDB. Formal research on this chemical was first conducted in 2009, when it was shown to be metabolised in a similar manner to related drugs like methylone.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Koeppe, Ludwig and Zeile. US Patent No. 3478050.  
  2. ^ Uchiyama N, Kikura-Hanajiri R, Kawahara N, Goda Y. Analysis of designer drugs detected in the products purchased in fiscal year 2006. (Japanese). Yakugaku Zasshi. 2008 Oct;128(10):1499-505. PMID 18827471
  3. ^ Zaitsu K, Katagi M, Kamata HT, Kamata T, Shima N, Miki A, Tsuchihashi H, Mori Y (July 2009). "Determination of the metabolites of the new designer drugs bk-MBDB and bk-MDEA in human urine". Forensic Science International 188 (1-3): 131–9. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.04.001. PMID 19406592.  

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