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Formula C16H23NO2
Molecular mass 261.17 g/mol

4'-Methoxy-α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (also known as 4-MeO-α-PVP and MOPVP) is a stimulant drug of the cathinone chemical class that has been sold online as a designer drug.[1][2][3][4]

Legal Status

As of October 2015 4-MeO-α-PVP is a controlled substance in China.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "4-methoxy-α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone". Cayman Chemical. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  2. ^ David Butler, Bertha K. Madras, Peter C. Meltzer (25 September 2008). "Patent US 20080234498 A1 - Pyrovalerone Analogues and Therapeutic Uses Thereof". Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Nahoko Uchiyama, Satoru Matsuda, Maiko Kawamura, Ruri Kikura-Hanajiri, Yukihiro Goda (January 2014). "Identification of two new-type designer drugs, piperazine derivative MT-45 (I-C6) and synthetic peptide Noopept (GVS-111), with synthetic cannabinoid A-834735, cathinone derivative 4-methoxy-α-PVP, and phenethylamine derivative 4-methylbuphedrine from illegal products". Forensic Toxicology 32 (1): 9–18.  
  4. ^ Kayla N. Ellefsen, Ariane Wohlfarth, Madeleine J. Swortwood, Xingxing Diao, Marta Concheiro, Marilyn A. Huestis (August 2015). "4-Methoxy-α-PVP: in silico prediction, metabolic stability, and metabolite identification by human hepatocyte incubation and high-resolution mass spectrometry". Forensic Toxicology.  
  5. ^ "关于印发《非药用类麻醉药品和精神药品列管办法》的通知" (in Chinese). China Food and Drug Administration. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.