4-CEC (4-Chloroethcathinone) is an analytical reference material that is categorized as a cathinone. Although its metabolism, excretion, and biological availability have been reported, the physiological and toxicological properties of this compound are not known.1 This product is intended for forensic and research applications.
4-CEC is a qualified Reference Material (RM) that has been manufactured and tested to meet ISO17025 and Guide 34 guidelines. These materials are tested using validated analytical methods on qualified instrumentation to ensure traceability of measurements.
4-CEC bears a structural similarity to cathinones 4-MEC and 4-MMC. These chemicals are known stimulants. 4 MMC in particular was highly popular at the end of the last decade being sold online and in headshops in the UK as “Meow Meow” and more commonly as “Mephedrone”. Its usage was so widespread that it even attracted significant attention in the mainstream media. Its popularity grew at a time of decreasing quality and availability of the party drug MDMA also known as ecstacy.
4-CEC belongs to the family of compounds known as substituted cathinones. The distinguishing features of this chemical family are a phenethylamine backbone along with a ketone at the beta carbon and an alkyl substituent at the alpha carbon. 4 CEC has these features. A methyl group is substituted at the alpha position and the nitrogen forms a secondary amine group with an ethyl substituent.
4-Chloroethcathinone which goes by the abbreviation 4-CEC is a chemical entity belonging to the substituted cathinone family of stimulants. Unlike many of its contemporary substituted cathinones there exists some scientific data on this chemical.
CAS Registry No.: 22198-75-0
Formal Name: 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(ethylamino)-1-
MF: C11H14ClNO • HCl
Supplied as:A neat solid
Stability:As supplied, 3 years from the QC date provided on the Certificate of Analysis, when stored properly.