beta-Methylphenethylamine


beta-Methylphenethylamine
Beta-Methylphenethylamine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-phenylpropan-1-amine
Clinical data
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status Uncontrolled
Identifiers
ATC code  ?
PubChem CID 11398
ChemSpider 10920 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL158578
Chemical data
Formula C9H13N
Mol. mass 135.21 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
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β-Methylphenethylamine (β-Me-PEA) is a stimulant drug of the phenethylamine chemical class that is related to amphetamine (which is α-methylphenethylamine). It is found in Acacia species i.e. Acacia rigidula, Acacia greggii, Acacia schaffneri and notably Acacia berlandieri (guajillo). The latter produces a paralytic condition in livestock.[1]. β-Me-PEA is psychoactive in humans as the β-methyl group slows metabolism by the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO).[citation needed]

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