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Legal status
Legal status
  • CA: Schedule II
  • DE: Anlage II (Authorized trade only, not prescriptible)
  • Illegal in China and Singapore
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PubChem CID
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass348.422 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

5F-AB-PINACA is an indazole-based synthetic cannabinoid that is derived from a series of compounds originally developed by Pfizer in 2009 as an analgesic medication, and has been sold online as a designer drug.[1][2]

5F-AB-PINACA has been reported to be a potent agonist of the CB1 receptor and CB2 receptor with EC50 values of 0.48 nM and 2.6 nM respectively.[3] Its metabolism has been described in literature.[4][5]



As of October 2015 5F-AB-PINACA is a controlled substance in China.[6]


5F-AB-PINACA is an Anlage II controlled substance in Germany as of May 2015.[7]


It is also controlled under the Fifth Schedule of the Misuse of Drugs Act (MDA) in Singapore as of May 2015.[8]

See also


  1. ^ [1], "Patent WO/2009/106980 - Indazole derivatives" 
  2. ^ "5F-AB-PINACA". Cayman Chemical. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. ^ Samuel D. Banister; Michael Moir; Jordyn Stuart; Richard C. Kevin; Katie E. Wood; Mitchell Longworth; Shane M. Wilkinson; Corinne Beinat; Alxendra S. Buchanan; Michelle Glass; Mark Connor; Iain S. McGregor; Michael Kassiou (September 2015). "Pharmacology of Indole and Indazole Synthetic Cannabinoid Designer Drugs AB-FUBINACA, ADB-FUBINACA, AB-PINACA, ADB-PINACA, 5F-AB-PINACA, 5F-ADB-PINACA, ADBICA, and 5F-ADBICA". ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 6 (9): 1546–1559. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.5b00112. PMID 26134475.
  4. ^ Ariane Wohlfarth; Marisol S. Castaneto; Mingshe Zhu; Shaokun Pang; Karl B. Scheidweiler; Robert Kronstrand; Marilyn A. Huestis (May 2015). "Pentylindole/Pentylindazole Synthetic Cannabinoids and Their 5-Fluoro Analogs Produce Different Primary Metabolites: Metabolite Profiling for AB-PINACA and 5F-AB-PINACA". The AAPS Journal. 17 (3): 660–677. doi:10.1208/s12248-015-9721-0. PMC 4406957. PMID 25721194.
  5. ^ Moonhee Jang; Ilchung Shin; Jihyun Kim; Wonkyung Yang (July 2015). "Simultaneous quantification of 37 synthetic cannabinoid metabolites in human urine by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry". Forensic Toxicology. 33 (2): 221–234. doi:10.1007/s11419-015-0265-x.
  6. ^ "关于印发《非药用类麻醉药品和精神药品列管办法》的通知" (in Chinese). China Food and Drug Administration. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Gesetz über den Verkehr mit Betäubungsmitteln (Betäubungsmittelgesetz - BtMG) Anlage II (zu § 1 Abs. 1) (verkehrsfähige, aber nicht verschreibungsfähige Betäubungsmittel)" (in German). Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  8. ^ "CNB NEWS RELEASE". Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). 30 April 2015. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.