Phenmetrazine and this analogue acts as a releasing agent of norepinephrine and dopamine with EC50 values of 50.4 ± 5.4 nM and 131 ± 11 nM, respectively. It has negligible efficacy as a releaser of serotonin. 3-methyl-2-(p-tolyl)morpholine is a structural analog of Phenmetrazine in which the aromatic system has been substituted in the 4th position with a methyl group. The physiological and toxicological properties of this compound have not been studied.

3-methyl-2-(p-tolyl)morpholine may be utilised by researchers who wish to use it as a reference sample for their GC/MS, FTIR or NMR analysis catalogues..