Legal status
Legal status
CAS Number 18410-62-3 HCl
Chemical and physical data
Formula C14H21NO
Molar mass 219.33 g·mol−1
3D model (Jmol) Interactive image

N-Ethylhexedrone (also known as α-ethylaminocaprophenone, N-ethylnorhexedrone, hexen and NEH) is a stimulant of the cathinone class.[1] N-Ethylhexedrone was first mentioned in a series of patents by Boehringer Ingelheim in the 1960s[2] which lead to the development of the better known drug methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV).[3] Since the mid-2010s, N-ethylhexedrone has been sold online as a designer drug.[4][5]

Legal status

N-Ethylhexedrone is illegal in Japan[6] and Sweden.[7]

See also


  1. Matsuta, Shuntaro; Katagi, Munehiro; Nishioka, Hiroshi; Kamata, Hiroe; Sasaki, Keiko; Shima, Noriaki; Kamata, Tooru; Miki, Akihiro; Tatsuno, Michiaki; Zaitsu, Kei; Tsuboi, Kento; Tsuchihashi, Hitoshi; Suzuki, Koichi (2014). "Structural characterization of cathinone-type designer drugs by EI mass spectrometry". Japanese Journal of Forensic Science and Technology (in Japanese). 19 (2): 77–89. doi:10.3408/jafst.19.77.
  2. Herbert, Koeppe; Karl, Zeile; Gerhard, Ludwig (28 May 1965), Patent DE1545591 - Verfahren zur Herstellung von α-Aminoketonen mit heterocyclischer Aminogruppe (in German)
  3. Kolanos, Renata; Solis, Ernesto; Sakloth, Farhana; Felice, Louis J. De; Glennon, Richard A. (18 December 2013). ""Deconstruction" of the Abused Synthetic Cathinone Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and an Examination of Effects at the Human Dopamine Transporter". ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 4 (12): 1524–1529. doi:10.1021/cn4001236. PMC 3867964Freely accessible. PMID 24116392.
  4. "2-(Ethylamino)-1-phenylhexan-1-one". New Synthetic Drugs Database.
  5. "Analytical Report - N-Ethylhexedrone" (PDF). European Project RESPONSE.
  6. "指定薬物一覧" (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
  7. "31 nya ämnen kan klassas som narkotika eller hälsofarlig vara" (in Swedish). Folkhälsomyndigheten. 21 June 2016.

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