2C (2C-x) is a general name for the family of psychedelic phenethylamines containing methoxy groups on the 2 and 5 positions of a benzene ring.[1] Most of these compounds also carry lipophilic substituents at the 4 position, usually resulting in more potent and more metabolically stable and longer acting compounds.[2] Most of the currently known 2C compounds were first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin in the 1970s and 1980s and published in his book PiHKAL (Phenethylamines i Have Known And Loved). Shulgin also coined the term 2C, being an acronym for the 2 carbon atoms between the benzene ring and the amino group.[3]

General structure of a 2C compound
General structure of a 2C compound
Nomenclature R3 R4 2D Structure CAS number
2C-B H Br
66142-81-2
2C-Bn H CH2C6H5
2C-Bu H CH2CH2CH2CH3
2C-C H Cl
88441-14-9
2C-C-3 [4] Cl Cl
2C-CN H C≡N
88441-07-0
2C-CP H C3H5
2C-D H CH3
24333-19-5
2C-E H CH2CH3
71539-34-9
2C-EF H CH2CH2F
1222814-77-8
2C-F H F
207740-15-6
2C-G CH3 CH3
207740-18-9
2C-G-1 CH2
2C-G-2 (CH2)2
2C-G-3 (CH2)3
207740-19-0
2C-G-4 (CH2)4
952006-59-6
2C-G-5 (CH2)5
207740-20-3
2C-G-6 (CH2)6
2C-G-N (CH)4
207740-21-4
2C-H H H
3600-86-0
2C-I H I
69587-11-7
2C-iP H CH(CH3)2
1498978-47-4
2C-N H NO2
261789-00-8
2C-NH2 H NH2
168699-66-9
2C-PYR H Pyrrolidine
2C-PIP H Piperidine
2C-O H OCH3
15394-83-9
2C-O-4 H OCH(CH3)2
952006-65-4
2C-MOM [5] H CH2OCH3
2C-P H CH2CH2CH3
207740-22-5
2C-Ph H C6H5
2C-Se H Se CH3
1189246-68-1
2C-T H SCH3
61638-09-3
2C-T-2 H SCH2CH3
207740-24-7
2C-T-3[6] H SCH2C(=CH2)CH3
648957-40-8
2C-T-4 H SCH(CH3)2
207740-25-8
2C-T-5[6]
2C-T-6[6]
2C-T-7 H S(CH2)2CH3
207740-26-9
2C-T-8 H SCH2CH(CH2)2
207740-27-0
2C-T-9[6]
207740-28-1
2C-T-10[6]
2C-T-11[6]
2C-T-12[6]
2C-T-13 H S(CH2)2OCH3
207740-30-5
2C-T-14[6]
2C-T-15 H SCH(CH2)2
2C-T-16[7] H SCH2CH=CH2
648957-42-0
2C-T-17 H SCH(CH3)CH2CH3
207740-32-7
2C-T-18[6]
2C-T-19 H SCH2CH2CH2CH3
2C-T-21 H S(CH2)2F
207740-33-8
2C-T-21.5[6]
648957-46-4
2C-T-22[6]
648957-48-6
2C-T-23[6]
2C-T-24[6]
2C-T-25[6]
2C-T-27[6]
648957-52-2
2C-T-28[6]
648957-54-4
2C-T-30[6]
2C-T-31[6]
2C-T-32[6]
2C-T-33[6]
2C-DFM [8]: 770  H CHF2
2C-TFM H CF3
159277-08-4
2C-TFE H CH2CF3
2C-YN H C≡CH
752982-24-4
2C-V H CH=CH2
2C-AL H CH2CH=CH2

Legality

Canada

As of October 12, 2016, the 2C-x family of substituted phenethylamines is a controlled substance (Schedule III) in Canada.[9]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Daniel Trachsel, David Lehmann and Christoph Enzensperger. Phenethylamine Von der Struktur zur Funktion, pp 762-810. Nachtschatten Verlag AG, 2013. ISBN 978-3-03788-700-4
  3. ^ Shulgin, Alexander; Shulgin, Ann (September 1991). PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. Berkeley, California: Transform Press. ISBN 0-9630096-0-5. OCLC 25627628.
  4. ^ Takahashi M, Nagashima M, Suzuki J, Seto T, Yasuda I, Yoshida T. Creation and application of psychoactive designer drugs data library using liquid chromatography with photodiode array spectrophotometry detector and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Talanta, 15 Feb 2009, 77(4): 1245–1272. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2008.07.062
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  7. ^ Daniel Trachsel (2003). "Synthesis of novel (phenylalkyl)amines for the investigation of structure-activity relationships. Part 2. 4-Thio-substituted [2-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethyl]amines (=2,5-dimethoxybenzeneethanamines)". Helvetica Chimica Acta. 86 (7): 2610–2619. doi:10.1002/hlca.200390210.
  8. ^ Daniel Trachsel; David Lehmann & Christoph Enzensperger (2013). Phenethylamine: Von der Struktur zur Funktion. Nachtschatten Verlag AG. ISBN 978-3-03788-700-4.
  9. ^ "Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Part J — 2C-phenethylamines)". Canada Gazette. April 15, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.