3-Methylmethcathinone (3-MMC)

SERS spectrum of 3-Methylmethcathinone (3-MMC)

10 mM

S-Silver hydrophobic

Distilled water


3-Methylmethcathinone, also known as 3-MMC and Metaphedrone, is a designer drug from the substituted cathinone family. 3-MMC is closely related in structure to the more common illicit drug mephedrone (4-MMC) and is illegal in most countries that have banned mephedrone as it is a structural isomer of it. However, 3-MMC has still appeared on the recreational drug market as an alternative to mephedrone and was first identified as being sold in Sweden in 2012. Unlike other legal highs, 3-MMC was tested and characterized in large mammals, providing much more knowledge about it than is known about other synthetic cathinones. 3-MMC is a monoamine transporter substrate that potently inhibits norepinephrine uptake and displays more pronounced dopaminergic vs. serotonergic activity. [Wikipedia]

The graph shows the SERS spectrum of 10 mM aqueous solution of 3-Methylmethcathinone (3-MMC) on S-Silver hydrophobic substrate.

Laser wavelength: 785 nm
Laser power: 20 mW
Integration time: 4 seconds
Raman Spectrometer: B&WTEK
Lens magnification: 50x
Sampling method: immersion
The substrate used: S-Silver hydrophobic (interchangeably, you can use one of our substrates)