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CAS Number 3160-20-1
PubChem (CID) 14964398
ChemSpider 23204045 YesY
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Formula C13H19N
Molar mass 189.30 g/mol
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6-(2-Aminopropyl)tetralin (6-APT), also sometimes called tetralinylaminopropane (TAP), is a drug of the amphetamine class which acts as a selective serotonin releasing agent (SSRA).[1] It has IC50 values of 121 nM, 6,436 nM, and 3,371 nM for inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, respectively.[1] Though it possesses an appreciable in vitro profile, in animal drug discrimination studies it was not found to substitute for MMAI or amphetamine and to only partially substitute for MBDB.[1] This parallels Alexander Shulgin's finding that EDMA (the 1,4-benzodioxine analogue of 6-APT) is inactive,[2] and appears to indicate that the pharmacokinetics of both EDMA and 6-APT may not be favorable.[1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Monte AP; Marona-Lewicka D; Cozzi NV; Nichols DE (November 1993). "Synthesis and pharmacological examination of benzofuran, indan, and tetralin analogues of 3,4-(methylenedioxy)amphetamine". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 36 (23): 3700–6. doi:10.1021/jm00075a027. PMID 8246240.
  2. Ann Shulgin; Alexander Shulgin (1991). Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story. Transform Press. ISBN 0-9630096-0-5.
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