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1,3-Benzodioxolylbutanamine (also known as BDB) is a chemical compound of the substituted amphetamines class. It is structurally related to 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), which are well-known psychoactive substances.

Chemical Structure and Properties[edit | edit source]

1,3-Benzodioxolylbutanamine has a chemical structure that includes a benzodioxole ring attached to a butanamine chain. The IUPAC name for BDB is 1-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-yl)butan-2-amine. The molecular formula is C11H15N1O2.

Pharmacology[edit | edit source]

BDB acts as a serotonin and dopamine releasing agent. It is known to produce effects similar to those of MDMA, including euphoria, increased empathy, and enhanced sensory perception. However, the potency and duration of BDB's effects are generally considered to be less intense compared to MDMA.

Legal Status[edit | edit source]

The legal status of BDB varies by country. In some jurisdictions, it may be classified as a controlled substance due to its structural similarity to MDMA and MDA, which are often regulated under drug control laws.

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