Also known for its synonyms 5F-APINACA and APINACA 5-fluoropentyl analog, 5F-AKB48 is a chemical analog of its parent compound AKB48 and is a synthetic cannabinoid sold on the market today with popularity among research scientists in the UK and Europe. This compound has a very close chemical design to AKB48, only that it has a flouro atom attached, resulting to it having distinct properties. And because of that, many researchers use it within closely related research experiment as they do with AKB48.
IUPAC is N-((3s,5s,7s)-adamantan-1-yl)-1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carboxamide, CAS of 1400742-13-3, purity of 99%, molecular formula of C23H30FN3O and appearance off white crystalline solid.
This designer drug functions as a potent agonist for cannabinoid receptors, leading to subjective effects users also get from cannabis, only that it lasts a short duration and with emphasis on strong physical sensation. At this point, however, little information on the pharmacological and toxicological properties has been reported of 5F-APINACA in the scientific literature, making it an intriguing new chemical for scientists.
Known as a pentyl indazole with tricyclic carbon rings and carboxamide functional group, it contains similar binding properties as other types of cannabinoids as well as it matches Δ9-THC vivo properties, researchers presumed. The adamantyl-carboxamide group attached to it (not an indole-adamantoyl structure) and the indazole ring located at the molecule’s center are two main features known of this compound.
According to Psychonaut Wiki, 5F-APINACA causes spontaneous tactile sensation, changes in gravity, appetite enhancement, pain relief, salivation, vasodilation, dehydration and motor control loss; cognitive effects are paranoia, thorough connectivity, information processing suppression, conceptual thinking and mindfulness, to name some, and auditory enhancements.
Blue Light user ‘Nsutton15’ said that the heavy and gradual high started within six minutes and an even pretty intense high within 10 minutes when he started freaking himself out. Then, he would drift off thinking about something but he would come back a little later and felt he was as high as a kite. And within 13-15 minutes, he said that his high was at its peak and that he was very relaxed and not worried about anything.
After 75 minutes, he added, his high had come down letting him go back to normal, and 85 minutes he fell asleep. And he had a slight lingering high without anything to worry going back to work in the next morning. The only disadvantage was that it could be easy to ‘sike’ yourself out and that he hoped it would give him the munchies.