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Befuraline

Befuraline
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FormulaC20H20N2O2
Molar mass320.385 g/mol g·mol−1
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Befuraline (DIV-154) is a psychoactive drug and member of the piperazine chemical class which was developed in Germany in the 1970s.[1] Befuraline has stimulant and antidepressant effects and has seen some use in Germany and France, although it has never become widely used.[2] Befuraline's active metabolite benzylpiperazine is responsible for its effects.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ Boksay IJ, Popendiker K, Weber RO, Soder A. Synthesis and pharmacological activity of befuraline (N-benzo[b]furan-2-ylcarbonyl-N'-benzylpiperazine), a new antidepressant compound. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1979;29(2):193-204.
  2. ^ Gastpar M, Gastpar G, Gilsdorf U. Befuraline, its safety and efficacy in depressed inpatients. Pharmacopsychiatry. 1985 Nov;18(6):351-5.