|Chemical and physical data|
|Molar mass||149.237 g·mol−1|
|3D model (JSmol)|
2-Phenyl-3-aminobutane (also known as β-methylamphetamine) is a stimulant of the phenethylamine class that is closely related to its α-methyl analog Pentorex. It was first synthesized by the German scientists Felix Haffner and Fritz Sommer in 1939 as a stimulant with milder effects, shorter duration, lower toxicity and fewer side effects compared to previously known drugs such as amphetamine.
- Jared Ledgard (2007). A Laboratory History of Narcotics, Vol. 1 Amphetamines and Derivatives. Lulu.com. p. 81. ISBN 0615156940.
- Felix Haffner, Fritz Sommer (22 August 1944). “Patent US 2356582 A – Stimulants suitable for combating symptoms of fatigue and process for their production”. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
(and close relatives)