DIPHENIDINE POWDER (1,2-DEP, DPD, DND)
DIPHENIDINE POWDER is a dissociative anesthetic that has been sold as a research chemical.
The synthesis of diphenidine was first reported in 1924, and employed a Bruylants reaction analogous to the one that would later be used to discover phencyclidine in 1956.
Shortly after the 2013 UK ban on arylcyclohexylamines, diphenidine and the related compound methoxphenidine became available on the gray market.
Anecdotal reports describe high doses of diphenidine producing “bizarre somatosensory phenomena and transient anterograde amnesia.
DIPHENIDINE POWDER and related diarylethylamines have been studied in vitro as treatments for neurotoxic injury and are antagonists of the NMDA receptor.