- Jan 4, 2009
Midomafetamine was approved in 2016 by USAN by MAPS sponsorship. Interestingly, the 2 chemical names used to reference MDMA stay as far away from methylene-dioxy and amphetamine as possible
#1) 1,3-Benzodioxole-5-ethanamine, N,α-dimethyl
Here they decide to use the naming convention of the actual dioxole configuration which is the number one carbon and number three carbon are replaced by oxygen. Then they hang the alpha dimethyl designation at the end of the ethanamine, which is another word for ethylamine. They completely sidestep anything that has to do with phenyl by using benzo.
#2) - rac-1-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-N-methylpropan-2-amine
And here they just say a Racemic benzodioxole is attached (with a substitution of a carbon for 1 hydrogen) to the propane group at the five position of the benzene ring, the amine is at the two position of the propan carbon chain and the nitrogen is connected to a methyl group
I think I got that right but I might not be right.
It seems like they are trying to distance themselves from any negative connotations associated with the drug, and also make it so that future research can utilize a new name and thus separate itself. I can't say I blame them, but I do find it interesting. I have been following their news updates for a long time, but this was the first time I saw the word Midomafetamine used instead of MDMA, as a lot of the news has been focused on "MDMA for PTSD."