N-Ethyl-Hexedrone was mentioned with patent information in the 1960’s by Boehringer Ingelheim, however, the research chemical was not synthesized until 2011. The creation of N-Ethyl-Hexedrone helped create other compounds including methylenedioxpyrovalerone.
N-Ethyl-Hexedrone is a research chemical in the cathinone family which is known to be a stimulant. It is a compound created as a supplementary chemical that can be studied in laboratories to learn more about the way the compounds work in vivo and in-vitro experiments. It is believed to have a close kinship to hexedrone and inhibits the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine. However, there is no published scientific data to prove this only its relationship to other cathinones.
Through some studies, N-Ethyl-Hexedrone is believed to be a releasing agent for serotonin as well as inhibit the reuptake of serotonin. However, once again to scientific research has been compiled on this compounds or other new research chemicals in the same family. During laboratory studies, it has been compared to pentedrone but N-Ethyl-Hexedrone it an extended chain version of pentedrone, which would make it less potent. However, N-Ethyl-Hexedrone also has an ethyl group added to the hexedrone which will make it quite potent as explained by manufacturers.
Since N-Ethyl-Hexedrone is in the cathinone family it is also known to be an analog of amphetamines as it is a beta-ketone analog which means that is has a core of phenethylamine that has an alkyl group that sticks to the oxygen and alpha carbon group which also sticks to the beta carbon.
There is no information at this time on the pharmacology of N-Ethyl-Hexedrone as more research needs to be completed. All data that has been compiled is due to research on other cathinone’s that have similar subjective effects and structure of N-Ethyl-Hexedrone. It is thought to cause the accumulation of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain which will cause euphoric and stimulating effects. Due to the fact that no scientific data has been published to show the long-term effects, toxicity, and any adverse side effects that may come from using N-Ethyl-Hexedrone it is listed as a research chemical and is not for human consumption.
Most countries have not classified N-Ethyl-Hexedrone; thus, the reason more research is necessary. However, in the United Kingdom and Japan, N-Ethyl-Hexedrone is listed as an illegal substance. In other countries, laboratories can study the new compounds to determine if there are any human benefits for this new stimulant.