The hydrochloride hydrates of pentylone and dibutylone and the hydrochloride salt of ephylone: the structures of three novel designer cathinones

  title={The hydrochloride hydrates of pentylone and dibutylone and the hydrochloride salt of ephylone: the structures of three novel designer cathinones},
  author={Matthew Wood and Ivan Bernal and Roger A. Lalancette},
  journal={Structural Chemistry},
The structures of the hydrochloride hydrates of pentylone and dibutylone and the hydrochloride salt of ephylone, three new clandestinely-manufactured designer cathinones are described. Pentylone is (±)-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)pentan-1-one, dibutylone is (±)-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(dimethylamino)butan-1-one, and ephylone is (±)-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(ethylamino)pentan-1-one. These three drugs have recently appeared in law enforcement seizures of illicit drug materials… 
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