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  • 1-(Benzofuran-6-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass189.258 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • CC(NC)CC1=CC(OC=C2)=C2C=C1
  • InChI=1S/C12H15NO/c1-9(13-2)7-10-3-4-11-5-6-14-12(11)8-10/h3-6,8-9,13H,7H2,1-2H3

6-MAPB (1-(benzofuran-6-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine) is a psychedelic and entactogenic drug which is structurally related to 6-APB and MDMA.[1][2][3][4] It is not known to have been widely sold as a "designer drug" but has been detected in analytical samples taken from individuals hospitalised after using drug combinations that included other benzofuran derivatives.[citation needed] 6-MAPB was banned in the UK in June 2013, along with 9 other related compounds which were thought to produce similar effects.[5]


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  3. ^ Shimshoni JA, Winkler I, Golan E, Nutt D (January 2017). "Neurochemical binding profiles of novel indole and benzofuran MDMA analogues". Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology. 390 (1): 15–24. doi:10.1007/s00210-016-1297-4. PMID 27650729.
  4. ^ Brandt SD, Walters HM, Partilla JS, Blough BE, Kavanagh PV, Baumann MH (December 2020). "The psychoactive aminoalkylbenzofuran derivatives, 5-APB and 6-APB, mimic the effects of 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) on monoamine transmission in male rats". Psychopharmacology. 237 (12): 3703–3714. doi:10.1007/s00213-020-05648-z. PMC 7686291. PMID 32875347.
  5. ^ "Temporary class drug order report on 5-6APB and NBOMe compounds". UK Home Office. 4 Jun 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-10.