, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 93-100
Date: 04 Nov 2012

New cannabimimetic indazole derivatives, N-(1-amino-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-pentyl-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (AB-PINACA) and N-(1-amino-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (AB-FUBINACA) identified as designer drugs in illegal products

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Abstract

Two new cannabimimetic indazole derivatives, N-(1-amino-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-pentyl-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (AB-PINACA, 1) and N-(1-amino-3-methyl-1-oxobutan-2-yl)-1-(4-fluorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide (AB-FUBINACA, 2), have been identified as designer drugs in illegal products. These identifications were based on liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Because there have been neither chemical nor pharmacological data about compound 1 until now, this is the first report of this compound. Compound 2 was reported as a potent cannabinoid CB1 receptor modulator when synthesized by Pfizer in 2009; but this is the first report of its detection in illegal products.