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Formula C10H13NO
Molecular mass 163.1 g/mol

4-Methylcathinone (also known as Nor-Mephedrone, 4-MC and NSC-60487), is a stimulant drug of the cathinone chemical class that has been sold online as a designer drug.[1] It is a metabolite of the better known drug mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone).[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "nor-Mephedrone". Cayman Chemical. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Markus R. Meyer, Jens Wilhelm, Frank T. Peters, Hans H. Maurer (June 2010). "Beta-keto amphetamines: studies on the metabolism of the designer drug mephedrone and toxicological detection of mephedrone, butylone, and methylone in urine using gas chromatography–mass spectrometry". Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 397 (3): 1225–1233.  
  3. ^ Anders Just Pedersen, Lotte Ask Reitzel, Sys Stybe Johansen, Kristian Linnet (May 2012). "In vitro metabolism studies on mephedrone and analysis of forensic cases". Drug Testing and Analysis 5 (6): 430–438.  
  4. ^ Paul I. Dargan, Roumen Sedefov, Ana Gallegos, Dr David M. Wood (July 2011). "The pharmacology and toxicology of the synthetic cathinone mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone)". Drug Testing and Analysis 3 (7-8): 454–463.