5-apb is a research chemical used in forensic and research laboratories across the globe. There are many different publications that provide data on synthetic substances including 5-apb.
Documentation has been reported on the effects of 5-apb on lab animals in controlled laboratory settings beginning in 2012 which also included other psychoactive compounds such as MDMA. 5-apb is classified as a phenethylamine and a benzofuran. This research chemical is known to be an entactogen which places it in the class of psychoactive drugs that offers similar effects socially and emotionally as those of MDMA and is also classified as a stimulant.