Molecule of the Week

4-Ethyl-2,5-dimethoxy-β-phenethylamine (2C-E)

June 8, 2009

4-Ethyl-2,5-dimethoxy-β-phenethylamine, commonly known as 2C-E, is a controlled-use hallucinogenic drug in the 2C family. Alexander Shulgin, a controversial psychoactive drug researcher, synthesized 2C-E for “recreational” use, but it is now being used in serious neurological research. It is a potent 5HT2A agonist with an unusually steep dose–response curve.

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