N-Ethyl-Pentedrone is a stimulant research chemical that belongs to the cathinone class. N-Ethyl-Pentedrone's stimulation is believed to be caused by its affinity as an NDRI (norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor), but there have been no scientific studies that can confirm this. It may also act as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor or releasing agent in moderate to high doses.
N-Ethyl-Pentedrone is a cathinone, which means that it features a phenethylamine core with an alkyl group attached to the alpha carbon and an oxygen group attached to the beta carbon. Cathinones are beta-ketone analogues of amphetamines.
N-Ethyl-Pentedrone is closely related to pentedrone, with an added ethyl-group on the carbon chain containing the nitrogen. This addition makes it about 3x as potent as pentedrone. Ethyl-pentedrone is also closely related to ethyl-hexedrone, and is likely very similar in effects.
Ethyl-pentedrone first became known in the research chemical market during 2016. Little research exists about ethyl-pentedrone and its parent compound pentedrone.