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Lorsaserin: Structure of a Weight-Loss Drug from Mass Spectrum

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Lorcaserin is a drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of obesity in 2012. However, it is also abused such that is listed by the DEA as a Schedule IV controlled substance in 2013. It is electron impact ionization mass spectrum is shown below.

What is its structure?

EI Mass Spectrum of Lorcaserin. Adapted from http://www.swgdrug.org/Monographs/Lorcaserin.pdf. The Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Testing and Research Laboratory. " Lorcaserin.” SWGDRUG Organization Representation. 15 Dec 2014. Web. 06 Aug. 2016.

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