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3,4-Methylenedioxy Pyrovalerone (hydrochloride)

Item № 10684
CAS № 24622-62-6
Purity ≥98%

Formulation:  A crystalline solid

     5 mg $65.00 0.00
     10 mg $117.00 0.00
     50 mg $439.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-03-26. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • 3,4-MDPV

Pyrovalerone (Item No. 10817) and its analogs are inhibitors of the transporters for certain monoamine neurotransmitters, including dopamine and norepinephrine, preventing their uptake.1,2 3,4-Methylenedioxy Pyrovalerone (3,4-MDPV) is an analog of pyrovalerone which includes the 3,4-methylenedioxy moiety found on 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a DEA Schedule I controlled substance. While its physiological, neurological, and toxicological actions have not been characterized, 3,4-MDPV has been reported by the DEA to be abused as a central nervous system stimulant.3 Its effective dose and chemical interactions are unknown, but it has been used alone and in combination with other stimulating compounds. Products containing 3,4-MDPV have been marketed in Europe and Australia; they have also been seized by law enforcement in several states.3 3,4-MDPV and some of its metabolites have recently been characterized by spectroscopic analysis.4,5,6,7 3,4-MDPV is to be used in the forensic analysis of samples that may contain this compound. This product, the hydrochloride salt of 3,4-MDPV, has superior solubility in aqueous solvents, compared to the free base (Item No. 10624).

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Technical Information
Formal Name
1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-1-pentanone, monohydrochloride
CAS Number
  • 3,4-MDPV
Molecular Formula
C16H21NO3 • HCl
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
234, 281, 318 nm
InChI Code
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≥ 2 years
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1. Heron, C., Costentin, J., and Bonnet, J.J. Evidence that pure uptake inhibitors including cocaine interact slowly with the dopamine neuronal carrier Eur. J. Pharmacol. 264(3), 391-398 (1994).

2. Meltzer, P.C., Butler, D., Deschamps, J.R., et al. 1-(4-methylphenyl)-2-pyrrolidin-1-yl-pentan-1-one (pyrovalerone) analogs. A promising class of monoamine uptake inhibitors J. Med. Chem. 49(4), 1420-1432 (2006).

3. Drug Enforcement Admin.Office of Diversion, C. Methylenedioxypyrovalerone [(MDPV) 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-1-pentanone] .

4. Westphal, F., Junge, T., Rosner, P., et al. Mass and NMR spectroscopic characterization of 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone: A designer drug with α-pyrrolidinophenone structure Forensic Science International 190, 1-8 (2009).

5. Meyer, M.R., Du, P., Schuster, F., et al. Studies on the metabolism of the α-pyrrolidinophenone designer drug methylenedioxy-pyrovalerone (MDPV) in rat and human urine and human liver microsomes using GC-MS and LC-high-resolution MS and its detectability in urine by GC-MS Journal of Mass Spectrometry 45(12), 1426-1442 (2010).

6. Yohannan, J.C., and Bozenko, J.S. The characterization of 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) Microgram Journal 7 (1), 12-15 (2010).

7. Strano-Rossi, S., Cadwallader, A.B., de la Torre, X., et al. Toxicological determination and in vitro metabolism of the designer drug methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MPDV) by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 24, 2706-2714 (2010).

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Tremeau-Cayel, L., Carnes, S., Schandield, M.S., et al. A comparison of single quadrupole mass detection and diode array ultraviolet detection interfaced to ultra-high performance supercritical chromatography for the quantitative analysis of synthetic cathinones J. Chromatogr. B. Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. 1091, 96-100 (2018).

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