2C-B-BZP

2C-B-BZP

2C-B-BZP
Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxybenzyl)piperazine
Clinical data
Legal status
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Identifiers
CAS number  N
ATC code ?
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C13H19BrN2O2 
Mol. mass 315.2085 g/mol
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4-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxy-1-benzylpiperazine (2C-B-BZP) is a psychoactive drug and research chemical of the piperazine chemical class which has been sold as a "designer drug".[1][2] It produces stimulant effects similar to those of benzylpiperazine (BZP).

Contents

  • Chemistry 1
  • Effects 2
  • Legality 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Chemistry

2C-B-BZP contains a benzylpiperazine base as well as the ring-substitution pattern of the psychedelic phenethylamine 2C-B, although 2C-B-BZP is not a phenethylamine itself and does not produce psychedelic effects as the binding groups are in the wrong position to activate the 5-HT2A receptor.

Effects

2C-B-BZP produces stimulant effects which last 3–6 hours. It is also said by several sources to increase the effects of other compounds when combined . Side effects include headaches and nausea, similar to those of other recreationally-used piperazine derivatives.

Legality

2C-B-BZP is unscheduled and uncontrolled in the United States, but possession and sale of 2C-B-BZP could possibly be prosecuted under the Federal Analog Act because of its structural similarities to benzylpiperazine. 2C-B-BZP is illegal to possess, use or sell in Japan where it used to be sold in local smartshops.

See also

References

  1. ^ Westphal F, Junge T, Girreser U, Stobbe S, Pérez SB (May 2009). "Structure elucidation of a new designer benzylpiperazine: 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxybenzylpiperazine". Forensic Science International 187 (1-3): 87–96.  
  2. ^ Peters FT, Martinez-Ramirez JA (October 2010). "Analytical toxicology of emerging drugs of abuse". Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 32 (5): 532–9.