3-Methylethcathinone (hydrochloride) is a research chemical in the cathinone family known as a substituted cathinone. Little is known about the new research chemical however, it is believed that since it is listed in the cathinone family we can take information on these chemicals to learn more about the makeup of this research chemical when compared to others. Cathinone’s are all stimulants which even synthetic chemicals are made using an alkaloid that is found in the Catha edulis shrub. The only scientific information available at this time regarding 3-Methylethcathinone (hydrochloride) is the molecular formula, the weight of the formula which is 227.7 and that when purchased from a research chemical manufacturer comes as a crystalline solid or as a white powder, according to the manufacturer.
Laboratories that purchase 3-Methylethcathinone (hydrochloride)for further research in a controlled laboratory for forensic or scientific studies should store the chemical at -20 degrees Celsius and follow all other instructions for the chemical to remain stable for up to two years. When shipped within the United States it will be shipped at room temperature, while other countries may ship the research chemical differently. Some of the studies performed on 3-Methylethcathinone (hydrochloride) include the nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and an infrared spectroscopy. Since this research chemical has not been properly studied in vitro studies it is not for human consumption or for usage in veterinary situations. More research need to be conducted to learn more about the scientific data such as the melting point, vapor pressure, boiling point, explosive limits and other information to ensure the safety of the research chemical and the proper way in which to handle the research chemical in laboratories as well as learn if there are any beneficial properties for humans. The benefits, if any, can be discovered through scientific studies.