Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • DE: NpSG (Industrial and scientific use only)
  • UK: Class B
  • (±)-1-(4-methylphenyl)-2-(benzylamino)propan-1-one
CAS Number
PubChem CID
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass253.345 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • c2ccccc2CNC(C)C(=O)c(cc1)ccc1C
  • InChI=1S/C17H19NO/c1-13-8-10-16(11-9-13)17(19)14(2)18-12-15-6-4-3-5-7-15/h3-11,14,18H,12H2,1-2H3

Benzedrone (4-MBC) is a designer drug which has been found since 2010 as an ingredient in a number of "bath salt" mixes sold as recreational drugs.[1][2][3][4][5]

See also


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  2. ^ Andy. "Research on Head Shop drugs in Dublin: Part 2". Dublin.
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  4. ^ Niebel A, Westendorf L, Krumbiegel F, Hartwig S, Parr MK, Tsokos M (August 2021). "Prevalence and concentrations of new designer stimulants, synthetic opioids, benzodiazepines, and hallucinogens in postmortem hair samples: A 13-year retrospective study". Drug Testing and Analysis. doi:10.1002/dta.3150. PMID 34435749.
  5. ^ Niebel A, Pragst F, Krumbiegel F, Hartwig S (December 2021). "Prevalence of cathinones and other new psychoactive substances in hair of parents and children of families with known or suspected parental abuse of conventional illegal drugs". Forensic Science International. 331: 111148. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.111148. PMID 34923263.