Legal status
Legal status
  • [1-[(1-Methylpiperidin-2-yl)methyl]-1H-indol-3-yl](2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)-methanone
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass352.522 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • CC1(C(C1(C)C)C(=O)C2=CN(C3=CC=CC=C32)CC4CCCCN4C)C
  • InChI=1S/C23H32N2O/c1-22(2)21(23(22,3)4)20(26)18-15-25(19-12-7-6-11-17(18)19)14-16-10-8-9-13-24(16)5/h6-7,11-12,15-16,21H,8-10,13-14H2,1-5H3

AB-005 or [1-[(1-methylpiperidin-2-yl)methyl]-1H-indol-3-yl](2,2,3,3-tetramethylcyclopropyl)-methanone is a designer drug offered by online vendors as a cannabimimetic agent. The structure and pharmacological activity of AB-005 was published in 2010, prior to its commercial availability in 2012, where it was reported to have high affinity for both CB1 (Ki = 5.5 nM) and CB2 receptors (Ki = 0.48 nM).[1] AB-005 features groups found in other previously reported synthetic cannabinoids: the tetramethylcyclopropane group of UR-144 and XLR-11 as well as the (1-methyl-2-piperidinyl)methyl substituent of AM-1248 and AM-1220. No information regarding the in vivo activity of AB-005 has been published, and only anecdotal reports are known of its psychoactivity in humans.

Legal status

In 2013, psychoactive products in New Zealand containing this drug were given interim approval under psychoactive substances legislation.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Frost JM, Dart MJ, Tietje KR, Garrison TR, Grayson GK, Daza AV, et al. (January 2010). "Indol-3-ylcycloalkyl ketones: effects of N1 substituted indole side chain variations on CB(2) cannabinoid receptor activity". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 53 (1): 295–315. doi:10.1021/jm901214q. PMID 19921781.
  2. ^ "Interim Product Approvals". Ministry of Health. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.