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  • (±)-1-(3,4-Dimethylphenyl)-2-(methylamino)propan-1-one
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Molar mass191.274 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • Cc1ccc(C(=O)C(C)NC)cc1C
  • InChI=1S/C12H17NO/c1-8-5-6-11(7-9(8)2)12(14)10(3)13-4/h5-7,10,13H,1-4H3 checkY
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3,4-Dimethylmethcathinone (3,4-DMMC) is a stimulant drug first reported in 2010 as a designer drug analogue of mephedrone, apparently produced in response to the banning of mephedrone, following its widespread abuse in many countries in Europe and around the world.[1] 3,4-DMMC has been seized as a designer drug in Australia.[2] In vitro, 3,4-DMMC was shown to be a monoamine transporter substrate that potently inhibits norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake, and to a lesser extent dopamine reuptake.[3]

Legal Status

As of October 2015 3,4-DMMC is a controlled substance in China.[4]

3,4-DMMC is banned in the Czech Republic.[5]

In the United States 3,4-DMMC is considered a Schedule I controlled substance as a positional isomer of 4-Methylethcathinone (4-MEC).[6]

See also


  1. ^ "EMCDDA Annual Report 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  2. ^ Locos O, Reynolds D (September 2012). "The characterization of 3,4-dimethylmethcathinone (3,4-DMMC)". Journal of Forensic Sciences. 57 (5): 1303–6. doi:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2012.02142.x. PMID 22564211. S2CID 205770717.
  3. ^ Luethi D, Kolaczynska KE, Docci L, Krähenbühl S, Hoener MC, Liechti ME (2018). "Pharmacological profile of mephedrone analogs and related new psychoactive substances" (PDF). Neuropharmacology. 15 (134): 4–12. doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2017.07.026. PMID 28755886. S2CID 28786127.
  4. ^ "关于印发《非药用类麻醉药品和精神药品列管办法》的通知" (in Chinese). China Food and Drug Administration. 27 September 2015. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Látky, o které byl doplněn seznam č. 4 psychotropních látek (příloha č. 4 k nařízení vlády č. 463/2013 Sb.)" (PDF) (in Czech). Ministerstvo zdravotnictví. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  6. ^ "Lists of: Scheduling Actions Controlled Substances Regulated Chemicals" (PDF). U.S. Department of Justice. February 2023. Retrieved 2023-03-05.