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Maheux CR, Copeland CR, Pollard MM. 
“Characterization of Three Methcathinone Analogs: 4-Methylmethcathinone, Methylone, and bk-MBDB”. 
Microgram Journal. 2010 Dec;7(1):42-49.
ABSTRACT: Complete spectroscopic characterization (FTIR, FT-Raman, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, GC/MS, and EI-HRMS) is presented for the hydrochloride salts of 3,4-methylenedioxymethcathinone (methylone), 1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-(methylamino)butan-1-one (bk-MBDB), and 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone). These three methcathinone analogs were synthesized in our laboratory as reference materials for comparison with submitted exhibits. Additionally, the identification of bk-MBDB is reported in tablets which are available over the internet.

Key Words: Methcathinone, methylone, 4-methylmethcathinone, bk-MBDB, forensic chemistry
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