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MedKoo CAT#: 581411

CAS#: 1049677-77-1

Description: 3-FMC is discontinued (DEA controlled substance). It is a stimulant of the phenethylamine, amphetamine and cathinone chemical classes. It is a structural isomer of flephedrone (4-fluoromethcathinone).

Chemical Structure

CAS# 1049677-77-1

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 581411
Name: 3-Fluoromethcathinone
CAS#: 1049677-77-1
Chemical Formula: C10H12FNO
Exact Mass: 181.0903
Molecular Weight: 181.21
Elemental Analysis: C, 66.28; H, 6.68; F, 10.48; N, 7.73; O, 8.83

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Synonym: 3-Fluoromethcathinone; 3'-Fluoromethcathinone; 3-FMC

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 1-(3-fluorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)propan-1-one


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H12FNO/c1-7(12-2)10(13)8-4-3-5-9(11)6-8/h3-7,12H,1-2H3

SMILES Code: CNC(C)C(=O)c1cccc(F)c1

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 181.21 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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