A synthetic cannabinoid and a chemical analog of the parent compound AKB48 is 5F-AKB48. However with a fluoro atom attached, it has a very similar chemical resemblance to AKB48, giving a distinctive collection of properties to the compound. By using this compound, many of those interested in AKB48 can find their research can be complemented. 5F-AKB48, both in the UK and in Europe, has proven to be very common within the research community. Many researchers use this compound in related research experiments because of the chemical relation to the parent compound.