Due to 5-MAPB being an agonist to the 2C receptor it would be appropriate to begin research by using this 2C receptor infused on a synthetic membrane. As 5-MAPB is so new it would be useful to publish the selectivity it has for this receptor by performing a receptor mapping study using a radiolabeled version of 5-MAPB. Further studies could include competitive ligand binding assays with other 2C ligands. 5-MAPB may only be used for in vitro (outside living organism) research unless a specific home office license is held.
5-MAPB may be used for primary reagent testing, as well as a reference sample for analytical libraries, such as GC/MS, HPLC, NMR, and FTIR analysis. Toxicologists and forensic scientists may utilize these chemical analyses.