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MDMA Chemistry
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NAME :MDMA
CHEMICAL NAME :3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine
ALTERNATE
CHEMICAL NAMES :
3,4-methylenedioxy-n-methylamphetamine;
N, alpha-Dimethyl-1,3-benzodioxole-5-ethanamine;
methylenedioxy-n-methylamphetamine;
N-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenylisopropylamine;
Ecstasy; E; XTC; Adam
CHEMICAL FORMULAC11H15NO2
MOLECULAR WEIGHT193.25
MELTING POINT147-148° C (Hydrochloride crystals from isopropanol/n-hexane)
MELTING POINT152-153° C (Hydrochloride crystals from isopropanol/ether)
LD50(mice) 97 mg/kg i.p.
LD50(rats) 49 mg/kg i.p.
LD50(guinea pigs) 98 mg/kg i.p.
From the Merck Index 12th Edition


MDMA Molecule


INFORMATION
MDMA Material Safety Data Sheet (Radian) Local File
Pihkal MDMA Synthesis Local File
Compare MDMA molecule to another chemical Local File


OFF-SITE LINKS
PubChem : MDMA



MERCK INDEX ENTRY
5806. MDMA. N, alpha-Dimethyl-1,3-benzodioxole-5-ethanamine; 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine; N-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenylisopropylamine; "Ecstasy"; "E"; "XTC"; "Adam". C11H15NO2; mol wt 193.25. C 68.37%, H 7.82%, N 7.25%, O 16.56%. Entactogen; N-methyl derivative of MDA, q.v. (S)-Form possesses more potent CNS activity. Prepn: Ger. pat. 274,350 (1914 to E. Merck), C.A. 8, 3350 (1914); U. Braun et al., J. Pharm.Sci. 69, 192 (1980). Spectral and chromatographic analyses: K. Bailey et al., J. Assoc. Offic. Anal. Chem. 58, 62 (1975). GC/MS determn in urine: B.K. Gan et al., J. Forensic Sci. 36, 1331 (1991). HPLC determn in whole blood: R. E. Michel et al., J. Neurosci. Methods 50, 61 (1993). Acute toxicity study: H. F. Hardman et al., Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 25, 199 (1973). Series of articles on history, pharmacology, and neurotoxicity: : Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 600, 601-715 (1990). Review of biochemical actions: M. Rattray, Essays Biochem. 26, 77-87 (1991); of pharmacology, toxicology, and human experience: T.D. Steele et al., Addictions 89, 539-551 (1994); A.R. Green et al., Psychopharmacology 119, 247-260 (1995).

2D MDMA MOLECULE
Oil, bp0.4 100-110degrees

Hydrocholoride, C11H15NO2.HCl, crystals from isopopanol/n-hexane, mp 147-148° (Bailey). Crystals from isopropanol/ether, mp 152-153° (Braun). uv max (ethanol): 286 nm (E 2843). LD50 in mice, rats, guinea pigs (mg/gk): 97,49,98 i.p. (Hardman).

Note: This is a controlled substance (hallucinogen) listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 1308.11 (1995).