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Beta-Ketones are a class of drugs that have a carbonyl group in the beta-position, forming a keytone.
A ketone is a carbonyl functional group with a bond in both the R and R' position as shown in the image to the right.
Compounds with the ketone group in the beta-position are classified as beta-ketones.
Cathinone forms the backbone of many beta-ketones drugs. The α and β groups are labeled, beginning from the amine (Nitrogen) group.
Mephedrone is an example of a beta-ketone.
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