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4-Methylethcathinone (hydrochloride)

Item № 9001069
CAS № 1266688-86-1
Purity ≥98%

Formulation:  A crystalline solid

     5 mg $49.00 0.00
     10 mg $93.00 0.00
     50 mg $392.00 0.00

Pricing updated 2019-07-17. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  • 4-methyl-N-ethyl Cathinone
  • 4-MEC

4-Methylethcathinone (4-MEC) is a cathinone derivative identified in several designer, recreational drugs that are sold as “legal high” replacements for controlled stimulants such as methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine.1,2,3 The hydrochloride formulation of this compound is intended for use as a standard for the forensic analysis of samples that may contain 4-MEC.

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Technical Information
Formal Name
2-(ethylamino)-1-(4-methylphenyl)-1-propanone, monohydrochloride
CAS Number
  • 4-methyl-N-ethyl Cathinone
  • 4-MEC
Molecular Formula
C12H17NO • HCl
Formula Weight
A crystalline solid
260 nm
InChI Code
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Room temperature in continental US; may vary elsewhere
≥ 2 years
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References & Product Citations
Product Description References

1. Schifano, F., Albanese, A., Fergus, S., et al. Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone; 'meow meow'): Chemical, pharmacological and clinical issues Psychoparmacol.(Berl). 214(3), 593-602 (2011).

2. Santali, E.Y., Cadogan, A.K., Nic Daeid, N., et al. Synthesis, full chemical characterisation and development of validated methods for the quantification of (±)-4'-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone): A new "legal high" Journal of Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Analysis 56, 246-255 (2011).

3. Gibbons, S., and Zloh, M. An analysis of the 'legal high' mephedrone Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 20(14), 4135-4139 (2010).

Product Citations

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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