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The Characterization of 2-(3-Methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone (Methoxetamine)

The Characterization of 2-(3-Methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone (Methoxetamine)

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    Patrick A. Hays*, John F. Casale, and Arthur L. Berrier
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    Special Testing and Research Laboratory

    ABSTRACT: The analysis, characterization, and synthesis of 2-(3-methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone (commonly referred to as methoxetamine, “MXE,” or “3-Me-O-2-Oxo-PCE”) are discussed. Analytical data (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy) are presented and compared to the structurally similar drug ketamine.

    KEYWORDS: 2-(3-methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone, methoxetamine, MXE, 3-MeO-2-Oxo-PCE, designer drug, synthesis, characterization, forensic chemistry.

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